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by Mary Foster Conklin
The final broadcast of Jazz Appreciation Month includes new releases from vocalist Lauren Henderson and the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, with birthday shout-outs to pianist Dorothy Donegan (pictured), Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey and legendary vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. Thanks for your continued support and please support these artists and their music. Playlist Dorothy Donegan I Just Want to Sing" from The Explosive Dorothy Donegan (Audiophile) 00:00 Duchess Joseph, Joseph" from Live at Jazz Standard (Anzic) 03:53 Lauren ...read more
by Chris Mosey
With this double album, Storyville Records--surely the greatest Danish invention since pastry--tells the story of a legend that never was. Dorothy Donegan, born in Chicago in 1924, trained as a classical pianist before switching to jazz and being hailed as the female Art Tatum." She made her recording debut when she was 18 and three years later appeared in the movie Sensations of 1945," sitting in with Cab Calloway's orchestra (see attached video). The ...read more