New Releases and Celebrations for Blossom Dearie, Ma Rainey and More

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This broadcast features new releases from the Steven Feifke Big Band, the Alpha Rhythm Kings, Nicki Parrott, Esperanza Spalding, Chien Chien Lu, Norah Jones and the Art of Time Ensemble with birthday shoutouts to Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Connie Crothers, and Mary Ann McSweeney, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • Nora Germain "Candy" from Nora Germain and Friends (Self released) 00:00
  • Blossom Dearie "Hey John" from Blossom's Own Treasures (Daffodil) 03:13
  • Ed Reed "Inside A Silent Tear" from Born To Be Blue (Blue Shorts Records) 06:19
  • Nancy Marano & Eddie Monteiro "I'm Shadowing You" from The Real Thing (Allegro) 11:51
  • Host speaks 15:28
  • Toots Thielemans "Strutting With Some Barbecue" from Smooth and Easy (Smith & Co.) 16:56
  • Shirley Horn "Just For a Thrill" from Live at the 4 Queens (Resonance Records) 21:29
  • Host speaks 26:39
  • Connie Crothers & the Lenny Popkin Quartet "Prez Says" from New York Night (New Artists) 27:26
  • Steven Feifke Big Band (feat. Veronica Swift) "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" from Kinetic (Outside In Music) 34:38
  • Host speaks 39:27
  • Mel Torme "I'm Gonna Go Fishin" from The Great American Songbook-Live At Michael's Pub (Telarc) 41:19
  • Peter Campbell "Forget Me" from Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn (Self Released) 44:21
  • Alpha Rhythm Kings "Snatch & Grab It (Opportunity Knocks But Once)" from Sharp Dressed Men (Dehlinger Productions) 48:02
  • Host speaks 51:02
  • Susan Alcorn Quintet "Northeast Rising Sun" from Pedernal (Relative Pitch) 53:02
  • Regina Carter "See See Rider" from Southern Comfort (Masterworks) 1:00:00
  • Ma Rainey "Countin' The Blues" from Blues Masters Vol. 11: Classic Blues Women (Rhino) 1:05:10
  • Branford Marsalis "Hear Me Talking To You" from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) (Milan Records) 1:08:29
  • Branford Marsalis (feat. Maxayn Lewis) "Deep Moaning Blues" from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) (Milan Records) 1:12:58
  • Host speaks 1:17:48
  • Berta Moreno "Dance" from Tumaini (Tiger Turn) 1:19:52
  • Cleo Laine "Since You've Asked" from Woman To Woman (RCA Victor) 1:29:12
  • Nicki Parrott "You Belong To Me" from If You Could Read My Mind (Arbors) 1:24:47
  • Host speaks 1:31:38
  • Mary Ann McSweeney "Urban Fado" from Urban Fado (Self released) 1:32:37
  • Esperanza Spalding "Formwela 1" from Triangle Suite (Songwrights Apothecary Lab) 1:36:56
  • Host speaks 1:40:30
  • Chien Chien Lu "Blind Faith" from The Path (Self Released) 1:41:37
  • Norah Jones "Begin Again" from Til We Meet Again (Blue Note) 1:46:59
  • Art of Time Ensemble (feat. Gregory Hoskins) "After Mardi Gras" from Ain't Got Long (Self Released) 1:51:15
  • 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) 1:57:08

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