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“ if you are at the end of your journey,weary, worn and nothing seems the same you’re not alone my love’s eternal,Remember my name.” So it is with these lyrics, we recognize Alberta Hunter, a jazz and blues singer from the early days of the jazz age. She has been inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame. She was a prolific performing and recording artist of the 20’s and ‘30’s having cut sides with legends of the era as Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, Lil Hardin, and Duke Ellington. In 1977, after an extended layoff she triumphantly reemerged on the music scene at the age of eighty two, returning to the stage and studio

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Article: Book Review

Queer Blues: The Hidden Figures Of Early Blues Music

Read "Queer Blues: The Hidden Figures Of Early Blues Music" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Queer Blues: The Hidden Figures Of Early Blues Music Darryl W. Bullock 352 Pages ISBN: 978-1-9131-7252-7 Omnibus Press 2023 The blues is ripe with legends and myths, not least the oft-touted claim that W.C. Handy was the father of the blues. But as Darryl. W. Bullock tells it, there ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast makes the graceful morph from Womens History to Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from John Basile, Kandace Springs, Jamie Baum, Queen Esther, Leigh Pilzer, Lizz Wright and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Christine Jensen, Tessa Souter, Teri Parker, Tia Fuller, and Amina Claudine Myers, ...

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News: Book / Magazine

First Complete Discography Of Early Interracial Jazz Sessions by Stephen Provizer

First Complete Discography Of Early Interracial Jazz Sessions by Stephen Provizer

As Long As They Can Blow: Interracial Jazz Recording and Other Jive Before 1935 has just been released in print, eBook and .pdf download. Author Stephen Provizer has amassed a discography of hundreds of interracial recording sessions, which include some of the most well-known jazz musicians of the era, including Jelly Roll Morton, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Foremothers Nellie Lutcher, Victoria Spivey & More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Foremothers Nellie Lutcher, Victoria Spivey & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Charu Suri, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sharon Sable, Michael Dease, Colette Michaan, Olivia Perez-Collellmir and Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm, with birthday shoutouts to foremothers Nellie Lutcher (He's A Real Gone Guy, Hurry On Down) and Victoria Spivey (Black Snake Blues), vocalists Amy Cervini, Freddy Cole, Nancy Kelly, Amy London, Nona Hendryx, pianist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter And More

Read "Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from the Erica Seguine Shon Baker Orchestra, Diego Rivera, the Saturn Quartet, Jeremy Pelt, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and a single from the Lisa Markley Nonet, plus birthday shoutouts to Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter, Tracy Chapman, Ledisi, Jean Fineberg and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Anat Cohen, Gentiane MG, Birthday Shoutouts To Lovie Austin, Vi Redd & More

Read "New Releases From Anat Cohen, Gentiane MG, Birthday Shoutouts To Lovie Austin, Vi Redd & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalist Tracye Eileen, clarinetist Anat Cohen, Canadian pianist Gentiane MG plus a single from vibraphonist/marimbist Patricia Brennan, with birthday shoutouts to saxophonist Vi Redd, pianists Lovie Austin (Downhearted Blues), Kait Dunton, vocalists Catherine Russell, Norma Winstone, Sally Terrell and Rebecca Kilgore, among others. In the second hour, a set of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Dan Perantoni, Idit Shner and the Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo with birthday shoutouts to Doris Day (100!), Pearl Bailey, Amina Claudine Myers, Alberta Hunter, Rachel Therrien, Tessa Souter, Meredith d'Ambrosio and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Having A Good Time With Alberta Hunter

Read "Having A Good Time With Alberta Hunter" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates the birthday of legendary pianist and songwriter Alberta Hunter, who returned to the NYC clubs after a twenty year nursing career. Also featured are new releases from composer/arranger Jihye Lee, and vocalists Clare Foster, Aubrey Logan, Alyssa Allgood and Veronica Swift. Other birthday shoutouts include Norah Jones, Tessa Souter, Tina May, Aimee Allen ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz Virgos Lovie Austin, Emily Remler and More Welcome the Equinox

Read "Jazz Virgos Lovie Austin, Emily Remler and More Welcome the Equinox" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week the show features new releases from pianists Marcin Wasilewski with Joe Lovano, Miki Yamanaka, saxophonists Sharel Cassity and Harry Allen with birthday shoutouts to guitarist Emily Remler (pictured), pianists Lovie Austin, Kait Dunton, Helen Sung, Bobby Short, vocalists Wesla Whitfield, Nicolas Bearde, Catherine Russell, Giacomo Gates, saxophonist Vi Redd and more. Thanks for listening ...


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