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Sophisticated Ladies & Red Hot Mommas This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Heartbreakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps and the girl next door—through the decades they've all shown up in song. Songwriters are forever trying to decipher the feminine mystique, and singers never tire of crooning about the many aspects of the female spirit. In the spotlight this week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans' Topsy Chapman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz ...

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Sophisticated Ladies And Red Hot Mommas This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Sophisticated Ladies And Red Hot Mommas This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans’ Topsy Chapman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to separate “sophisticated ladies" from “red-hot mommas." Heart-breakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps and the girl next door—through the decades they’ve all shown up in song. Songwriters are forever trying to decipher the feminine mystique, and singers never tire of crooning about the ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Class Of '26: Soundtrack Of The Jazz Age

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Class Of '26: Soundtrack Of The Jazz Age

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, piano legend Dick Hyman, actor/playwright Vernel Bagneris, guitarist/singer/raconteur Marty Grosz, cornetist Bob Barnard and fiddler Andy Stein join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate the Class of '26: The Soundtrack of the Jazz Age. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Blues Queens Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Blues Queens Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, actor Vernel Bagneris and singer Topsy Chapman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a tribute to Ma Rainey, her Rabbit Foot Minstrels and blues shouters of the Deep South in the 1920s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM sattelite radio and can be streamed ...

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Alberta Hunter's "Downhearted Blues: Live at the Cookery"; Coming On Rockbeat Redfords

Alberta Hunter's "Downhearted Blues: Live at the Cookery"; Coming On Rockbeat Redfords

Backed by pianist Gerald Cook and bassist Jimmy Lewis on this 1981 album, Hunter was at the height of her career revival. LOS ANGELES, Calif.—It's difficult to decide which was the most remarkable facet of pioneering blues chanteuse Alberta Hunter's incredible career. Was it her role in the vanguard of the “classic blues" movement of the early 1920s, when ...