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Vocalese (1952 - 1961)

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Arising out of bebop vocals, a number of singers in the 1950s began to replicate famous instrumental solos with the human voice. The practice, initiated by Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Annie Ross was known as vocalese and reached its peak in the extraordinary recordings of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.

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  • Host Intro 0:00
  • King Pleasure Nonet. "Moody's Mood for Love (aka I'm in the Mood for Love)" from Jumpin' & Jivin' (Specialty) 2:43
  • King Pleasure Quartet. "Parker's Mood" from King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings (Prestige) 5:44
  • Charlie Ferguson Quintet with King Pleasure. "Red Top" from King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings (Prestige) 8:41
  • Host speaks 11:53
  • James Moody Septet. "I Got the Blues" from Moody's Mood for Blues (Prestige) 12:33
  • James Moody Septet. "Workshop" from Moody (Prestige) 15:18
  • Host speaks 18:29
  • Annie Ross. "Twisted" from King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings (Prestige) 20:27
  • Annie Ross. "Farmer's Market" from King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings (Prestige) 23:04
  • Host speaks 25:46
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. "Every Day I Have the Blues" from Sing a Song of Basie (ABC-Paramount) 28:15
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. "Little Pony" from Sing a Song of Basie (ABC-Paramount) 33:31
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. "One O'Clock Jump" from Sing a Song of Basie (ABC-Paramount) 35:58
  • Host speaks 38:57
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. "Home Cooking" from Everybody's Boppin (Columbia) 39:36
  • Host speaks 44:01
  • Bob Dorough Quintet. "Yardbird Suite" from Devil May Care (Bethlehem) 46:14
  • Bob Dorough Quintet. "Ow" from Devil May Care (Bethlehem) 51:09
  • Host Outro 55:14

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