New Releases and Celebrations for Melba Liston, Sade and Eartha Kitt

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This broadcast opens with music by composer and arranger Melba Liston and concludes with the unique vocal stylings of the great Eartha Kitt to celebrate their birthdays. New releases include GayeLynn McKinney, Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias, Joe Traina and Marty Elkins, with more birthday shoutouts to Ruth Brown, Sade, Michelle Walker, Cheryl Bentyne, Andrea Wolper, Nicole Zuraitis, Aubrey Logan and Kate McGarry, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • Lioness "You Don't Say" from Pride & Joy (Posi-Tone) 00:00
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan "Melba's Blues" from Live at Basin Street East (RCA Victor) 06:48
  • Betty Carter "Make It Last" from The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine Records) 10:53
  • Host speaks 16:35
  • New Faces "Afloat" from New Sounds (Posi-Tone) 18:15
  • Michelle Walker "Dance With Me" from Love Misery (Self Released) 22:20
  • Cheryl Bentyne "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" from Lost Love Songs (Summit) 25:58
  • Host speaks 31:10
  • Gayelynn McKinney "Lovely Day" from Zoot Suit Funk (Self released) 32:44
  • Ruth Brown "He's A Real Gone Guy" from Softly (Mainstream Records) 37:30
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School "Porcelain" from Aftermath (Browntasaurus) 39:39
  • Host speaks 44:59
  • Rachel Z "Kiss of Life" from Everlasting (Tone Center) 46:40
  • Alicia Olatuja "No Ordinary Love" from Intuition-Songs from the Minds of Women (Resilience Records ) 50:35
  • Host speaks 55:21
  • Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias "Traveling Deep" from Some Kind of Tomorrow (Self released) 56:22
  • Artemis "The Fool On The Hill" from Artemis (Blue Note) 1:00:00
  • Andrea Wolper "Be Cool" from Parallel Lines (Jazzed Media) 1:06:04
  • Danny Bacher "Early in the Morning" from Swing That Music ! (Whaling City Sound) 1:10:09
  • Host speaks 1:14:27
  • Joe Traina "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Tip Of The Hat (Self released) 1:15:58
  • Marty Elkins & Mike Richmond "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Tis Autumn (Jazzheads) 1:20:56
  • Markley & Balmer "Hundred In a Dollar" from Standards & Covers (Self released) 1:25:48
  • Host speaks 1:28:05
  • Nicole Zuraitis "Shirley's Waltz" from Hive Mind (Dot Time) 1:29:37
  • Aubrey Logan & Hagelslag "Airport Codes" from Single (Resonance) 1:32:12
  • Host speaks 1:38:55
  • Chris Pattishall "Aquarius" from Zodiac (Self released) 1:40:44
  • John Hollenbeck (feat. Kate McGarry, Theo Bleckmann) "Down to the River to Pray" from Songs You Like A Lot (Sunnyside) 1:44:43
  • Eartha Kitt "God Bless The Child" from Thinking Jazz (ITM) 1:51:20
  • Host speaks 1:56:04
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:09

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