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Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Charlie Parker & Ella Fitzgerald


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We dedicate the entirety of the 843rd Episode of Neon Jazz to the history and culturally vital institution, Harlem's Apollo Theater. After finding an illustrated book on the history of this landmark institution in the history of African American culture, it was essential to cover the jazz side of things from the book's perspective. We begin with the legendary Duke Ellington and end with Tiny Bradshaw. In between, we get into classics from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and Earl Bostic. Dig into this retrospective and enjoy the jazz, my friends.


  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra "Caravan" Live At The Apollo Theater (Apollo Records) 0:00
  • Host talks 3:38
  • Billie Holiday "Strange Fruit" Apollo Soundtrack (Timelesss) 5:30
  • James Brown "I Found Someone" Live At The Apollo Theater (Apollo) 8:45
  • Host talks 10:49
  • Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra "Apollo Jump" Single (Decca) 11:28
  • Ella Fitzgerald "How High The Moon" Apollo Soundtrack (Timeless) 14:55
  • Host talks 18:07
  • Earl Bostic & his Orchestra "Apollo Theater Jump" The Collection (RCA) 18:43
  • Johnny Hodges "Come Sunday" Apollo Soundtrack (Timeless) 21:15
  • Host talks 23:40
  • Charlie Parker "Easy to Love" Live At The Apollo Theater (Apollo Records) 24:13
  • Earl Hines & His Orchestra "Second Balcony Jump" 1942 (Infinity) 26:05
  • Host talks 29:06
  • Nat King Cole "Mona Lisa" Live At The Apollo Theater (Apollo Records) 29:27
  • Billy Eckstine and Four Tops "I'm Falling For You" Live At The Apollo Theater (Apollo Records) 32:05
  • Host talks 39:02
  • Fletcher Henderson "Mempis Blues" Apollo Soundtrack (Timelesss) 39:21
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Duke's Last Soliloquy" Apollo Soundtrack (Timelesss) 41:49
  • Host talks 44:57
  • Jimmy Smith "T'aint No Use" Apollo Soundtrack (Timelesss) 45:25
  • Count Basie "Jive at Five" Apollo Soundtrack (Timelesss) 51:22
  • Host talks 53:16
  • Tiny Bradshaw "Bride and Groom Boogie" Single (Decca) 53:37

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