April In My Heart: Celebrating Spring With Carmen McRae and Billie Holiday

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Midway through Jazz Appreciation Month, this broadcast continues the Spring celebration with songs of April plus birthday shoutouts to Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Dorothy Donegan, Andre Previn, Marilyn Maye and Billie Holiday, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • Dr. Lonnie Smith "Up Jumped Spring" from All In My Mind (Blue Note) 00:00
  • Suzanne Pittson "We're Having a Crisis (Crisis)" from Out of the Hub—the Music of Freddie Hubbard (Vineland Records) 05:55
  • Host speaks 12:47
  • Pamela Samhira Wise "Ode To Dorothy" from A New Message From the Tribe (Self released) 14:20
  • Doris Day & Andre Previn "Control Yourself" from Duet (Columbia) 20:16
  • Host speaks 23:11
  • Dorothy Donegan "I Just Want to Sing" from The Explosive Dorothy Donegan (Audiophile) 24:00
  • John Pizzarelli "Candy" from P.S. Mr. Cole (RCA Victor) 27:54
  • Alyssa Allgood "Time Found" from What Tomorrow Brings (Cellar Music) 33:24
  • Host speaks 37:38
  • Ben Flocks "Dream of Life" from Mask of the Muse (West Cliff Records) 38:59
  • Betty Carter & Carmen McRae "Stolen Moments (You Belong To Her)" from The Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets (Verve) 43:34
  • Carmen McRae "A Second Chance" from Bittersweet (Atlantic) 47:10
  • Host speaks 50:46
  • Stan Getz "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" from Getz At the Gate (Verve) 52:43
  • Jihye Lee "Revived Mind" from Daring Mind (Motema) 1:00:00
  • Sarah Jerrom "Fergus" from Dream Logic (Three Pines Records) 1:06:41
  • Host speaks 1:09:58
  • Miki Yamanaka "First Day of Spring" from Human Dust Suite (Outside In Music) 1:10:50
  • Clare Foster "I Get Along Without You Very Well" from Kumbhaka (Self released) 1:16:24
  • Mark Murphy "April Fooled Me" from Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman (Audiophile) 1:20:14
  • Host speaks 1:22:26
  • Bill Cunliffe, John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta "Just In Time" from Trio (Le Coq Records) 1:23:28
  • Marilyn Maye "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Sounds of Maye (RCA) 1:31:48
  • Michael Feinstein & Andre Previn "The Easy Way" from Change of Heart: the Songs of Andre Previn (Telarc ) 1:34:59
  • Host speaks 1:37:52
  • Jimmy Heath "Don't Explain" from Love Letter (Verve) 1:39:32
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater "Lady Sings the Blues" from Eleanora Fagan (1915—1959): To Billie with Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater (EmArcy) 1:46:41
  • Billie Holiday "April In My Heart" from Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 Vol. 5 (Columbia) 1:50:09
  • Billie Holiday "Them There Eyes" from The Complete Decca Recordings (Decca) 1:53:15
  • Host speaks 1:56:05
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:08

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