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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Nina Simone Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Verve Jazz Masters 17 Verve honoring MLK Day
Sarah Vaughan Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child It's You or No One Musicraft
Paul Robeson My Curly Headed Baby Songs of Free Men Sony Classical
Louis Armstrong (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue Hot Fives and Sevens JSP rec. 1929
Duke Ellington Emancipation Celebration Black, Brown and Beige
Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Ken Burns' Jazz
Billy Strayhorn Lush Life Lush Life Red Baron
Lena Horne Where or When The Lady and Her Music Sony
The Oscar Peterson Trio Hymn to Freedom Night Train Verve
Harry Belafonte Matilda s/t Pure Gold
Andy Kirk & Mary Lou Williams Dunkin' a Doughnut Andy Kirk and the 12 Clouds of Joy ASV
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson Jump for Joy Cocktail Hour Columbia River
Count Basie Orchestra Exactly Like You Complete Decca Recordings RCA
Billie Holiday o/ Teddy Wilson What A Little Moonlight Can Do Lady Day Sony this recording featured Benny Goodman on clarinet, was part of a tryout before Goodman hired Wilson for his band, which was the first integration of a major swing orchestra
Billy Holiday o/ Artie Shaw Any Old Time The Very Best of Artie Shaw in 1938 Shaw hired Holiday to sing with his orchestra. their tour was reportedly a horrible experience for Holiday, she was treated very badly by venues & hotels, especially in the south. This recording is the only one that survives from her time with Shaw
Dinah Washington I've Got You Under My Skin Dinah Jams Emarcy feat. Max Roach, who was active in the civil rights movement
John Coltrane Alabama A retrospective (Impulse Years) Impulse! wonderful request, perfect for the day, thank you for making it!
Sammy Davis Jr. w/ Laurindo Almeida Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Sammy Davis Jr. Sings and Laurindo Almeida Plays Reprise
Duke Ellington Orchestra Cottontail The Blanton-Webster Band RCA thanks for the upbeat request!
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson Chocolate Shake The Blanton-Webster Band RCA
Freddie Jenkins' Harlem Seven I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants) Sounds of Harlem Vol 1 Hep
The Three Keys Heebie Jeebies The Human Orchestra Jasmine
Fats Waller & His Rhythm The Joint is Jumpin' Complete Recorded Works Vol. 4 JSP
Count Basie Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie The Essential Count Basie, Vol. II great request!
Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra The Peanut Vendor Satchmo's Classic Vocals Charly Budget rec. 1931 while Armstrong was performing at the Sebastian New Cotton Club, a nightclub in LA
Earl Hines & His Orchestra Ridin' a Riff Classic Earl Hines Sessions Mosaic
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra New King Porter Stomp Big Band Jazz, Vol. 1 rec 1932
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Swing Orchestra Lafayette THree Great Swing Saxophones rec 1932
Duke Ellington Orchestra Rockin' in Rhythm The Duke Columbia
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band v/ Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues Satchmo Ambassador of Jazz Verve rec 1925
Louis Jordan Juneteenth Jamboree Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family