Ladies Don't Write Lyrics - Celebrating the Words of Dorothy Fields

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The broadcast begins with several Dorothy Fields standards to celebrate her birthday. Although the daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields who coined the phrase "That was no lady—that was my wife," he did not approve of her vocation, saying "Ladies do not write lyrics." She retorted "I'm no lady—I'm your daughter!" The rest is herstory. Also included are new releases from the Osmond Chapman Orchestra, plus singles from Brandee Younger with more birthday shoutouts to Phoebe Snow, Natalia M. King, Iris Ornig , Lauren Lee, GayeLynn McKinney, Nicole Glover and Akua Dixon, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music


  • Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli "Diga Diga Doo" from Blue Too (Arbors) 00:00
  • Gregory Porter "Pick Yourself Up" from Nat "King" Cole & Me (Blue Note/Decca) 03:03
  • Duchess "On the Sunny Side of the Street" from Live at the Jazz Standard (Anzic) 06:15
  • Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquestra "The Way You Look Tonight" from SALSWING! (Self Released) 09:55
  • Host speaks 13:28
  • Anat Cohen Tentet "Happy Song" from Happy Song (Anzic) 15:13
  • Natalia M. King "Traces in the Sand" from Bluezzin Til Dawn (Challenge) 19:05
  • Osmond Chapman Orchestra "You Don't Know Me" from There's More Where That Came From (Club44 Records) 22:22
  • Host speaks 26:21
  • Victor & Penny "Penny's Pounce" from Electricity (Overtone Records) 27:31
  • Phoebe Snow "I Don't Want the Night to End" from Phoebe Snow (Shelter Records) 31:09
  • Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny "Got the South in my Soul" from Let's Get Happy Together (Stony Plain) 35:01
  • Host speaks 38:25
  • Iris Ornig "End of a Summer Night" from Storyteller (Self Released) 39:37
  • Dee Bell "After the Storm (Depois Dos Temporais)" from Lins, Lennox & Life (Laser Records) 44:20
  • Lauren Lee "Up In the Air" from The Queen of Cups (ears & eyes) 49:50
  • Host speaks 53:44
  • Sarah Wilson "Night Still" from Kaleidoscope (Brass Tonic Records) 54:54
  • Greg Ward, Sharel Cassity, Rajiv Halim "Cedar Groove" from Altoizm (AFAR Music) 1:00:00
  • Kurt Reichenbach "Like A Lover" from The Night Was Blue (Aughight Entertainment) 1:04:54
  • Mari Mana "Time and Days" from Single (Self released) 1:08:13
  • Host speaks 1:11:32
  • Brandee Younger "Reclamation" from Single (Somewhere Different) (Impulse) 1:12:42
  • Gayelynn McKinney "Just A Little Bass and Drums" from Zoot Suit Funk (BeatStix) 1:19:13
  • Host speaks 1:23:39
  • New Faces "Blues For Tangier" from New Sounds (Posi-Tone) 1:25:01
  • Joanie Pallatto "Jon's Place" from My Original Plan (Southport) 1:30:03
  • Bob Dorough "Never Had the Blues" from Small Day Tomorrow (Candid) 1:34:00
  • Host speaks 1:39:03
  • Akua Dixon "Akua's Dance" from Akua's Dance (Self Released) 1:40:13
  • Sarah Moule "Close To Tears" from Stormy Emotions (33 Records) 1:45:38
  • Noa Fort "Home Scratch" from Everyday Actions (ears & eyes) 1:49:51
  • Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness "Love" from A Wish (Miranda Music) 1:52:22
  • Host speaks 1:55:36
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:08

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