Birthday Shout-outs to Betty Carter and Stevie Wonder

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A two hour broadcast with new releases from bassist Linda May Han Oh and vocalist Elizabeth Tomboulian, plus birthday shout outs to Betty Carter, Stevie Wonder, lyricist Betty Comden, flutist Jan Leder, pianist Brittany Anjou, saxophonists Virginia Mayhew and Grace Kelly and vocalist Miles Griffith, among others.


  • Jan Leder "Bird of Beauty" from Nonchalant (Challenge) 00:00
  • Nnenna Freelon "Black Orchid" from Tales of Wonder (Concord) 06:55
  • Stevie Wonder "You've Got It Bad Girl" from Talking Book (Tamla) 11:50
  • Host speaks 16:42
  • Lioness "Mad Time" from Pride & Joy (Posi-Tone) 19:23
  • Jennifer Wharton "Big Long Slidin' Thing" from Bonegasm (Sunnyside) 23:15
  • Shakers 'N Bakers "Everybody's Movin'" from Heart Love (Little I Music) 26:42
  • Elizabeth Tomboulian "Exactly Like You" from Love's In Need of Love Today (Self released) 31:08
  • Host speaks 35:20
  • Brittany Anjou "Reciprokataj II: Girls Who Play Violin" from Enamigo Reciprokataj (Origin) 38:23
  • Ulysses Owens, Jr. (featuring Rene Marie) "Mississippi Goddamn" from Songs of Freedom (Resilience) 42:44
  • Van Morrison "The Party's Over" from Versatile (Legacy Recordings) 46:49
  • Mavis Staples "Slippery People" from Live in London (ANTI-Records) 49:54
  • Host speaks 53:44
  • Melissa Aldana "Acceptance" from Visons (Motema) 55:42
  • Virginia Mayhew "Spring Is Not Here" from A Simple Thank You (Renma Recordings) 1:00:38
  • Betty Carter "Make It Last" from The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine Records) 1:07:23
  • Betty Carter "Droppin' Things" from Betty Carter's Finest Hour (Verve) 1:13:09
  • Host speaks 1:19:00
  • Linda May Han Oh "Kirigami" from Aventurine (Biophilia Records) 1:23:45
  • Claire Martin "Cherry Tree Song" from Believin' It (Linn) 1:30:54
  • Grace Kelly "Lemons Make Lemonade" from Trying To Figure It Out (PAZZ Productions) 1:34:36
  • Host speaks 1:39:19
  • Naomi Moon Siegel "Foghorn" from Live at Earshot (Slow & Steady) 1:40:53
  • Charles Ruggiero & Hilary Gardner "You're a Cad" from Play the Bird And The Bee (Self released) 1:44:12
  • Peter Eldridge "Some Other Time" from Disappearing Day (Sunnyside) 1:48:54
  • Host speaks 1:53:57
  • Elsa Nilsson and Jon Cowherd "After Us" from After Us (Self released) 1:55:02

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