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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Duke Ellington and the Jungle Band Runnin' Wild Charleston Era ASV Living Era rec. 1930
Earl Hines & His Orchestra Cavernism Classic Earl Hines Sessions Mosaic rec. 1933
Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti Doin' Things 78" Parophone w. Arthur Schutt piano
Hal Kemp & His Orchestra v. Skinnay Ennis Them There Eyes The Hot Sides 1926-1931 Challenge Records rec. 1930
Helen Kane o/ Victor Orchestra I Wanna Be Loved By You Nipper's Greatest Hits - the 20s rec. 1928
Marilyn Monroe I'm Through With Love The Essential Recordings
Dinah Washington Stairway to the Stars The Queen Sings Proper UK
Ernestine Anderson Mad About the Boy Four Classic Albums Avid Jazz
Julie London Cry Me a River Head Over High Heels Trikont
Nancy Wilson Green Dolphin Street Ballads, Blues & Big Bands Capitol
Harry Belafonte Man Smart, Woman Smarter Harry Belafonte Pure Gold Belafonte was a dedicated activist in the civil rights movement and personal friend of Dr. King
Lena Horne Watch What Happens Sex Kittens in Hi-Fi: The Brunettes DRG Horne was also a lifelong civil rights activist
Sammy Davis Jr. Out Of This World The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Davis was slow to join the civil rights movement but participated in the March on Washington
Oscar Peterson Trio C Jam Blues Jazz at the Philharmonic Oscar Peterson was involved in the civil rights movement, & Norman Grantz moved forward civil rights in the music industry by insisting on integrating audiences his Jazz at the Philharmonic series
Duke Ellington Orchestra The Star-Crossed Lovers (Pretty Girl) Such Sweet Thunder Columbia composer Billy Strayhorn was friends with Dr. King and deeply involved in the civil rights movement
Nat King Cole Lester Leaps In Riffin: The Decca, JATP ,Keynote and Mercury Recordings Verve recorded at Jazz at the Philharmonic in 1944
John Coltrane Alabama A Retrospective Impulse! rec. 1963, this piece was about the 16th St Baptist Church bombing. perfect request for this weekend, thank you
Benny Goodman Orchestra Honeysuckle Rose The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert Columbia great request!
Bing Crosby June in January Bing! His Legendary Years BMG
Mildred Bailey o/ Paul Whiteman All of Me 1931-1939 L'Art Vocal rec 1931
The Boswell Sisters o/ The Dorsey Brothers Everybody Loves My Baby Shout, Sister, Shout! ASV Living Era rec. 1932
Chick Webb Orchestra Blue Lou Stomping At The Savoy Proper UK rec. 1934
Louis Jordan Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family rec. 1940 Jordan got started working for Chick Webb
Doris Day o/ Les Brown Celery Stalks at Midnight Complete Recordings Jazz Factory
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Petootie Pie Jump, Jive & Boogie Golden Stars
Doris Day o/ Les Brown We'll Be Together Again Complete Recordings Jazz Factory rec. 1945