Jazz Singers in the 60s - Betty Carter, Shiela Jordan Plus (1961 - 1969)

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The 1960s featured many recordings by highly musical singers in the company of great jazz instrumentalists. In this hour of Jazz at 100, we will survey the 1960s recordings of jazz singers Betty Carter, Eddie Jefferson, Sheila Jordan, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae, Jon Hendricks and Johnny Hartman.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Betty Carter Quartet "This Is Always" from The Jazz Singers (Smithsonian) 2:21
  • Betty Carter Quartet "I Only Have Eyes for You." from Finally (Roulette) 5:30
  • Host speaks 7:54
  • Eddie Jefferson Sextet "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" from Body and Soul (Prestige) 8:52
  • Eddie Jefferson Sextet "So What" from Body and Soul (Prestige) 11:48
  • Host speaks 16:14
  • Sheila Jordan, Steve Swallow duo "Dat Dere" from Portrait of Sheila (Blue Note) 18:19
  • Sheila Jordan Trio "Hum Drum Blues" from Portrait of Sheila (Blue Note) 21:00
  • Host speaks 23:13
  • Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley Quintet "Save Your Love for Me" from Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley (Capital) 24:31
  • Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley Quintet "Never Will I Marry" from Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley (Capital) 27:11
  • Host speaks 29:27
  • Shirley Horn Septet "Travelin' Light" from The Jazz Singers (Smithsonian) 30:34
  • Host speaks 33:22
  • Carmen McRae Septet "Them There Eyes" from Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man And Other Billie Holiday Classics (Columbia) 34:32
  • Carmen McRae Septet "Yesterdays" from Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man And Other Billie Holiday Classics (Columbia) 37:17
  • Host speaks 42:09
  • Thelonious Monk Trio with Jon Hendricks "In Walked Bud" from Underground (Columbia) 45:24
  • Johnny Hartman with John Coltrane Quartet "Lush Life" from John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Impulse) 52:10
  • Host Outro 57:35

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