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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Bessie Smith Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer The Essential Bessie Smith
The Washingtonians (Duke Ellington) East St. Louis Toodle-Oo The Duke: Columbia Years Columbia
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra Christopher Columbus Roy Eldridge: Little Jazz Proper UK
Louis Jordan Juneteenth Jamboree Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family today is Juneteenth!
Harry Belafonte Sweetheart from Venezuela Pure Gold Belafonte was noted civil rights activist & friend of Dr. King
Lena Horne Watch What Happens Sex Kittens in Hi-Fi: The Brunettes DRG Horne and her dear friend Billy Strayhorn worked for the civil rights movement, hosting fundraisers for Dr. King when he was in NY
Nina Simone Love Me or Leave Me Pottery Barn Dinner at Eight Simone was outspoken advocate for civil rights
Dinah Washington Come Rain or Come Shine Dinah Jams! Emarcy feat. Max Roach, civil rights activist
Duke Ellington Orchestra Come Sunday Black, Brown and Beige Prestige performed live at Carnegie Hall, 1943. Ellington felt jazz was a new art form that was uniquely part of the black American experience
Duke Ellington Orchestra Creole Love Call Black, Brown and Beige Prestige Ellington was not outspoken in the civil rights movement but tried to elevate the black experience with his music and the way he lived his life
Duke Ellington Orchestra Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me Black, Brown and Beige Prestige in the 30s and 40s black performers on tour were not allowed to stay at "white" hotels. in many communities especially in the South, this meant there were no nice hotels for bands to stay in. Instead of staying in the shabby hotels that were all that was available for black travelers, the Ellington orchestra stayed in a luxury train with 2 Pullman cars, running water, cooking facilities, electricity and bathrooms. When townspeople asked Ellington what it was about he would say, "this is how Presidents travel."
Duke Ellington Orchestra Emancipation Celebration Black, Brown and Beige Prestige
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Herb Jeffries Jump for Joy The Blanton-Webster Band RCA written for "Jump for Joy," 1941 musical Ellington wrote about the African American identity
Johnny Hodges Used to Be Duke Used to be Duke Verve great request, I hope you're still listening!
Ella Fitzgerald How Long Has This Been Going On/ When Your Lover Has Gone Twelve Nights in Hollywood Verve
Eartha Kitt Just An Old-Fashioned Girl Legendary BMG
Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) Getz/Gilberto Verve
John Coltrane Alabama A John Coltrane Retrospective Impulse! wonderful request, so appropriate for Juneteenth
Benny Goodman Orchestra Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert Columbia
Jelly Roll Morton and the Red Hot Peppers Doctor Jazz Jazz Greats Vol. 17
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Struttin' With some Barbecue "Satchmo" Amabassador of Jazz Verve this is not the 1927 recording I was expected, I will track down when it was recorded & update the liner notes later
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestras Dear Old Southland Hot Fives and Sevens JSP great request, thank you!
Hoagy Carmichael Georgia On My Mind First of the Singer-Songwriters Proper UK rec. 1930
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli It Had to Be You The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order JSP
George Gershwin Prelude #2 Gershwin Plays Gershwin Naxos rec. 1928
Edith Piaf La Vie En Rose 30th Anniversaire Capitol
Harry James & His Orchestra Ciribiribin Strictly Instrumental Memoir
Benny Goodman Orchestra v/ Peggy Lee Why Don't You Do Right The Complete Recordings 1941-1947 RCA
Peggy Lee Don't Smoke in Bed Cocktail Hour Vol. 2 Columbia River
Artie Shaw Nightmare Begin the Beguine Membran
Duke Ellington Orchestra I'm Checking Out -- Goombye V-Disc goombye & happy Father's day!