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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, June 20, 2021 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Lift Every Voice and Sing In My Prime Absord Japan Celebrating a belated Juneteenth
Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free The Essential Nina Simone Sony Legacy
Oscar Peterson Hymn to Freedom Night Train Verve Peterson wrote this in 1962 as a tribute to the civil rights movement
Dinah Washington o/ Hal Mooney There'll Be a Jubilee Dinah Washington In The Land of Hi-Fi Emarcy
Max Roach Quintet v/ Abbey Lincoln Freedom Day We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite Candid Records
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson Let's Have a Jubilee The Complete 1932 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings Mosaic
Louis Jordan Juneteenth Jamboree Let the Good Times Roll Bear Family
Duke Ellington Orchestra Emancipation Celebration Black, Brown and Beige Columbia
Josephine Baker Speech at the March on Washington 1963 March on Washington Baker was one of the few women allowed to speak at the March on Washington
Josephine Baker C'est Lui Head Over High Heels Trikont
John Coltrane Quartet Alabama The Classic Quartet - Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings Impulse! written in response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham AL
Duke Ellington Orchestra v Mahalia Jackson Come Sunday (aka Part IV) Black, Brown and Beige Columbia/Legacy
Nina Simone Ne Me Quitte Pas The Essential Nina Simones Sony Legacy
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Strange Fruit Rare Live Recordings 1934 - 1959 ESP
Ray Charles Lift Every Voice and Sing The Dick Caveat Show rec 1974
Harry Belafonte Matilda The Essential Harry Belafonte RCA/Legacy
Hazel Scott The Jeep is Jumpin' Hazel Scott EG Jazz
Billy Strayhorn Lush Life Lush Life Red Baron Records rare recording of Strayhorn singing his own composition
Ethel Waters (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue? The Incomparable Ethel Watersm Sony Legacy the first popular recording about racist
The Four Harmony Kings Ain't It a Shame 78" Black Swan this and the next 2 songs from Black Swan, the first Black owned and operated record label in the US
Alberta Hunter o/ Fletcher Henderson Bring Back the Joys Alberta Hunter Vol. 1 Document Records Henderson was the musical director for Black Swan
Ethel Waters w/ Cordy Williams' Jazz Band Down Home Blues Down Home Blues (Original Recordings 1920-1921) JazzAge this ws Black Swan's most successful recording
Paul Robeson St. Louis Blues Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics
Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come Keep Moving' On ABKCO
The Impressions People Get Ready People Get Ready Geffen
Aretha Franklin Take a Look Take a Look: Complete on Columbia Columbia
Marvin Gaye What's Going On What's Going On Uni/Motown
Stevie Wonder Living for the City Innervisions Motown
Bob & Marcia To Be Young Gifted and Black Young, Gifted and Black Sanctuary Records
Nina Simone Mississippi Goddamn Verve Jazz Masters 17 Verve