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Radio & Podcasts

Singing and Plinkin'

Read "Singing and Plinkin'" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


We look at two lesser known vocalists tonight and two fairly obscure pianists, and things turn out pretty well if it wasn't for that darn echo. What's going on in the Riverside studios, anyway? At some point, the episode turns into a trivia show, but at the last minute, John Cale turns up to set things right and Pat gets a few words in edgewise about the jny: Denver jazz scene.PlaylistDiscussion of Mike Nock's album Climbing ...

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Book Review

Peggy Lee: A Century Of Song

Read "Peggy Lee: A Century Of Song" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Peggy Lee: A Century Of Song Tish Oney 250 pages ISBN: 978-1-5381-2847-3 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2020 A Century of Song marks the centenary of Peggy Lee's birth, but coming eighteen years after her death, the title is a reminder of the enduring legacy of one of the twentieth century's greatest singers. Few are as qualified as Tish Oney to evaluate Lee's music and career. An internationally renowned jazz singer, pianist and ...

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Radio & Podcasts

I Love Being Here With You - Happy 100th Birthday to Miss Peggy Lee

Read "I Love Being Here With You - Happy 100th Birthday to Miss Peggy Lee" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The final broadcast of the month included new releases from Sherrie Maricle and the 3D Jazz Trio, Kari van der Kloot, Shelly Rudolph and Tania Grubbs, with birthday shout-outs to Peggy Lee (100 !), saxophonist Adison Evans, pianist Yoko Miwa, trumpeters Clora Bryant, Miles Davis and Samantha Boshnack. Thanks for listening and please continue supporting all of these fine musicians online, and buying their recordings in this time of lockdown. Playlist Adison Evans “The Parking Song" from Meridian ...

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Anatomy of a Standard

"I Don't Know Enough About You" By Dave Barbour And Peggy Lee

Read ""I Don't Know Enough About You" By Dave Barbour And Peggy Lee" reviewed by Tish Oney


The centennial year of another music icon has arrived. In celebrating the one hundredth birthdays of our musical forbears (as has become quite vogue in recent years), we pay special tribute to the catalogs of recordings, original works, and rich performances each has left as a legacy. This past week we celebrated the centennial birthday of American music pioneer Peggy Lee. As intricately detailed in my forthcoming book Peggy Lee: A Century of Song, Lee's prolific legacy included 1100 recorded ...

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My Playlist

The Ultimate Peggy Lee

Read "The Ultimate Peggy Lee" reviewed by Tish Oney


In honor of the 100th birthday of Peggy Lee (which we celebrated May 26, kicking off an entire year of Peggy Lee celebrations around the world), I have been enjoying listening to this timeless artist in a number of ways. Writing my new book, Peggy Lee: A Century of Song, opened my eyes to the treasure trove of recorded music Lee left us as a rich legacy, and it was my goal to make her music the main character of ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Fats Waller Opens; Miles Davis and Peggy Lee Share a Birthday

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This broadcast includes new releases from bassist Nicki Parrott, pianist Anat Fort and vocalists Judy Wexler, Georgia Mancio, Paul Jost and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shout outs to Fats Waller at the top of the show, Peggy Lee, Jackie Cain and Miles Davis in the second hour, plus Sheryl Bailey, Cynthia Sayer and Denise Donatelli, among others. Also a look at who's in town this week and playing the clubs. Playlist Emmet Cohen “Jitterbug Waltz" from Dirty in ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Heard It In A Love Song: Ted Gioia & James Gavin

Read "Heard It In A Love Song: Ted Gioia & James Gavin" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Recently, I had to admit to myself that: (1) I will not live forever, and because of Number 1, (2) Not listen to all the music there is, and (3) not read all of the books on my list. Well, I am trying to bring up the rear on this latter point reviewing books by two prominent music writers, Ted Gioia and James Gavin... about a year late... well, better that than... Love Songs: The Hidden History ...


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