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Birthday Celebrations for Bessie Smith and Herbie Hancock Plus New Releases From Rosalyn McClore and Yulia Musayelyan


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This broadcast features new releases from vocalist Rosalyn McClore and flutist Yulia Musayelyan with birthday shoutouts to Bessie Smith, Wendy Kirkland, Tia Fuller, Judy Wexler, Vanessa Perica, Herbie Hancock, Haruna Fukazawa, Pete Malinverni and Michelle Lordi, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • Wendy Kirkland "Haven't We Met" from The Music's On Me (Blue Quaver Records) 00:00
  • 3D Jazz Trio "Besame Mucho" from I Love To See You Smile (Diva Jazz) 04:49
  • Host speaks 13:13
  • Bessie Smith "Don't Cry Baby" from Empress Of the Blues Vol. 2: 1926-1933 (JSP Records) 14:29
  • Amina Claudine Myers "It Makes My Love Come Down" from Salutes Bessie Smith (Leo Records) 17:41
  • LaVern Baker "Back Water Blues" from Sings Bessie Smith (Atlantic) 22:27
  • Dinah Washington "You've Been A Good Ole Wagon" from Back To the Blues (Roulette) 26:13
  • Host speaks 30:02
  • Tia Fuller "Queen Intuition" from Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue) 31:37
  • Judy Wexler "Circus Life" from Crowded Heart (Jewel City Jazz) 37:39
  • Host speaks 42:18
  • Alicia Olatuja "Give Me One Good Reason" from Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women (Resilience Records) 43:03
  • Rosalyn McClore "Sugar In My Bowl" from The Pretty Painted Ladies of Wellington Street (Self Released) 47:00
  • Host speaks 50:21
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra "Rebrahmanization" from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released) 51:48
  • Herbie Hancock "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" from The New Standard (Verve) 1:00:00
  • The Baylor Project "Tell Me a Story" from The Journey (Self Released) 1:07:58
  • Host speaks 1:12:38
  • Haruna Fukazawa "No Fine Weather" from Departure (Summit) 1:13:55
  • Marie Goudy 12tet (feat. Jocelyn Barth) "Lilacs" from The Bitter Suite (Self Released) 1:19:54
  • Host speaks 1:28:03
  • Yulia Musayelyan "Oblivion" from Oblivion (Zoho) 1:28:49
  • Michelle Lordi "Poor Bird" from Break Up With The Sound (Cabinet of Wonder) 1:35:24
  • Host speaks 1:42:35
  • Pete Malinverni Trio "Down In the River To Pray" from Heaven (Saranac Records) 1:43:51
  • Cyrille Aimee "Nuit Blanche" from Live (Mack Avenue) 1:49:50
  • Host speaks 1:55:47
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:07

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