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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Earl Hines Orchestra Jelly Jelly Earl Hines Sessiond 1928-1945 Mosaic 2-3 today: a tribute to Billy Eckstine! This is one of Eckstine's first recordings, when he was the singer with Earl Hines. Rec. 1940
Earl Hines Orchestra Skylark Earl Hines Sessions 1928-1945 Mosaic rec 1942 although not the first to record it, Eckstine introduced the song Skylark on the radio
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra I Love the Rhythm in a Riff 1944-45 Melodie Jazz Classic rec. 1944 Eckstine left Hines' band in 1944 and founded his own, the first band devoted to bop. He brought together Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Fats navarro, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons & other luminaries of early bop
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra A Cottage for Sale 1944-45 Melodie Jazz Classic rec. 1945 the band was so innovative audiences often had trouble with the music, and preferred ballads where Eckstine's vocals were the feature
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra Blowin' The Blues Away The Swinging Mr. B Passport rec. 1945 rare radio transcription. Eckstine calls out several performers in the lyrics
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra Second Balcony Jump 1946-1947 Chronological Classics rec. 1946 by this point Eckstine was learning trumpet and valve trombone
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra Oo Bop Sh'Bam 1946-1947 Chronological Classics rec. 1946 written by Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Anthropologie (Take 2) Complete RCA Victor Recordings RCA talkset
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra Cool Breeze 1946-1947 Chronological Classics rec. 1946 the band was so progressive and modern that they never gained much success. audiences and critics didn't understand them
Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra I Only Have Eyes for You 1946-1947 Chronological Classics rec. 1947 eventually Eckstine realized since audiences responded so much better to his singing that he'd be more successful without the band. He disbanded the orchestra in 1947 and signed a lucrative deal with MGM
Billy Eckstine Everything I Have is Yours Everything I Have is Yours: The Best of the MGM Years Polygram rec. 1948 MGM wanted to shape Eckstine into a crooner idol in the style of Frank Sinatra
Billy Eckstine I Apologize Everything I Have is Yours: The Best of the MGM Years Polygram rec. 1951 these songs sound sugary compared to the progressive jazz of Eckstine's orchestra, but they were hugely successful
Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan Dedicated to You Everything I Have is Yours: The Best of the MGM Years Polygram rec. 1953 Sarah Vaughan got started in Earl Hines band on Eckstine's recommendation. She went with him when he founded his own band, and they stayed friends and worked together many times over the years
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me Jazz Round Midnight: Ballads talkset
Billy Eckstine with the Metronome All Stars St. Louis Blues Pt. 1 & 2 Everything I Have is Yours: The Best of the MGM Years Polygram rec. 1953 every year Metronome had a reader vote on the best musicians and singers. The winners would record four sides as the Metronome All Stars
Billy Eckstine with the Woody Herman Orchestra Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Everything I Have is Yours: The Best of the MGM Years Polygram rec. 1955 Eckstine continued recording with different bands, but the upward trajectory of his career was derailed by the backlash to that photo
Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan Cheek to Cheek Sing the Best of Irving Berlin Verve rec. 1958 Vaughan funded the recording of this album to help out her friend. Orchestra led by Hal Mooney
Billy Eckstine Prisoner of Love Billy's Best Verve rec. 1958 this was an early hit for Eckstine which he recorded many times
Billy Eckstine Maybe This Time If She Walked Into My Life Craft rec. 1974 in the 70s Eckstine recorded several albums including this one for Stax. He only recorded a couple more albums after this, and died in 1993
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Sweet and Lovely Jazz in Paris - Champs Elysees talkset
Noble Sissle Orchestra feat. Lena Horne I Take to You 78" 3-4 today: a tribute to Lena Horne! This was rec. 1936 & was Horne's first recording. She was credited as "Leana Horne" on the record
The Duke is Tops I Know You Remember short film rec. 1938 this was Horne's first film appearance
Lena Horne o/ Charlie Barnet Good-For-Nothin' Joe Stormy Weather rec. 1941 when Horne joined Charlie Barnet's orchestra it became one of the first integrated bands
Lena Horne o/ Lou Bring The Man I Love Stormy Weather rec. 1941 this was a hit song for Horne
Lena Horne o/ Teddy Wilson Out of Nowhere Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy WIlson Sessions Mosaic rec. 1941 Wilson was Horne's regular accompanist when she performed at Cafe Society
Lena Horne Introduction Jubilee 77 otr-cat.com rec. 1944 Horne often contributed to the war effort by performing for troops or appearing on shows like Jubilee
Lena Horne Honeysuckle Rose Jubilee 77 otr-cat.com rec. 1944
Lena Horne Stormy Weather Masters of Jazz: Female Vocal Classics Columbia rec. 1942 the title song from STORMY WEATHER which Horne starred in, this became a signature song for her
Lena Horne Ain't It the Truth Cabin in the Sky OST Soundtrack Factory rec 1943 this song was written for Horne to sing in CABIN IN THE SKY, but the scene has her singing in the bathtub which was considered too racy so the scene was cut
Lena Horne Love The Lady and Her Music Recall Records rec. 1946 Horne sang this in ZEIGFELD FOLLIES
Lena Horne The Lady Is a Tramp The Lady and Her Music Recall Records rec. 1948 Horne sang this in WORDS AND MUSIC
Roy Eldridge Quartet Someone to Watch Over Me Little Jazz Trumpet Giant Proper UK talkset
Lena Horne Love Me or Leave Me Best of Lena Horne: Love Me or Leave Me Castle rec. 1955
Lena Horne o/ Nat Brandwynne Day in - Day Out At the Waldorf-Astoria Imports rec. 1958 Horne's appearance at the Waldorf-Astoria was a triumph for her
Lena Horne Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Lena Like Latin Ember rec. 1964 Horne performed in SHOW BOAT on stage. In the next track she talks about her frustration at trying & failing to reprise the role in the movie
Lena Horne Lena's Dialogue: "Early Career" Live on Broadway: The Lady and Her Music Warner Brothers rec. 1981 from Horne's one-woman show on Broadway
Duke Ellington Orchestra Don't Ever Say Goodbye The Complete Capitol Recordings of Duke Ellington Mosaic talkset
Lena Horne Believe in Yourself The Wiz Geffen rec. 1978 Horne appeared in this movie as Glinda the Good Witch