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Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More


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This broadcast concludes Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from Jacqui Naylor, Amina Figarova, Irina Zubareva and Gabrielle Stravelli, with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey, Blossom Dearie (100!), Kendra Shank and Lara Downes, among others. Happy listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so they can continue to distract, comfort, provoke and inspire.


  • Lynne Arriale Trio "Soul" from Being Human (Challenge) 00:00
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb "Love Is The Thing, So They Say" from The Complete Decca Singles Vol. 1: 1935-1939 (Decca) 03:41
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong "A Fine Romance" from Ella And Louis Again (Verve) 06:31
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass "I Want A Little Girl" from Easy Living (Pablo) 10:20
  • Host speaks 13:07
  • Lara Downes "Barcarolle" from Phenomenal Women (Rising Sun) 14:38
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows}} "Barbara" from Heartland Radio (Sound Spore Records) 18:09
  • Jacqui Naylor "Happy Adventure" from Treasures of the Heart (Ruby Star Records) 21:46
  • Host speaks 25:46
  • Amina Figarova "Paper Kites" from Suite For Africa (AmFi) 26:42
  • Andrea Wolper "Still Life" from Wanderlust (Moonflower Music) 32:05
  • Cliff Beach "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" from You Showed Me The Way (California Soul Music) 35:33
  • Host speaks 41:55
  • Branford Marsalis "Hear Me Talking To You" from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) (Milan Records) 43:03
  • Ma Rainey "Yonder Come The Blues" from Blues Masters Vol. 11: Classic Blues Women (Rhino) 47:29
  • Carmen Twillie "Prove It On Me" from Bessie-Music from the HBO Film (Sony Legacy) 50:30
  • Host speaks 53:12
  • Regina Carter "See See Rider" from Southern Comfort (Sony Masterworks) 54:13
  • Emily Remler "Sweet Georgie Fame" from East to Wes (Concord Records) 1:00:00
  • Blosom Dearie "Love Is the Reason" from Soubrette Sings Broadway Hit Songs (Verve) 1:05:31
  • Blossom Dearie "Spring In Manhattan" from Single (Spring In Manhattan) (Daffodil Records) 1:09:04
  • Blossom Dearie "Hey John" from Blossoms's Own Treasures (Daffodil) 1:11:37
  • Host speaks 1:14:39
  • Melissa Aldana "Unconscious Whispers" from Echoes Of The Inner Prophet (Blue Note) 1:15:54
  • Irina Zubareva "To Say Goodbye" from Soul Mystery (Self Released) 1:22:31
  • Kendra Shank "Not To Worry" from A Spirit Free (Challenge) 1:25:03
  • Host speaks 1:28:47
  • Rachel Z "Save My Soul" from Sensual (Dot Time) 1:30:05
  • Gabrielle Stravelli "With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair" from Beautiful Moons Ago (Big Modern Music) 1:36:00
  • Host speaks 1:40:28
  • Idit Shner & Mhondoro "Lunar Curve" from Ngatibataneli/Let Us Unite! (Origin) 1:41:29
  • Carol Bach-y-Rita "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines" from Minha Casa/My House (Self Released) 1:45:08
  • Joni Mitchell "Sweet Sucker Dance" from Mingus (Verve) 1:48:11
  • Host speaks 1:56:13
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:11

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