Sarah Vaughan recorded pop tunes for Mercury Records and jazz tunes for Mercury’s subsidiary EmArcy Records throughout the late 1950s.
In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.
A celebration of the 100th birthday of jazz singer Joe Williams, known equally as a blues shouter and ballad crooner
The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles’ tunes.
This week, we explore the career of jazz singer Jon Hendricks (1921–2017), who began a pioneer in the art of vocalese.
Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.
Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.
This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.
We continue our Billie Holiday centennial celebration by looking at her work fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.
Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.