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Barbara Lea

Barbara Lea was born Barbara Ann Le Cocq in Detroit, Michigan, on April 10, 1929. Her family moved to the suburb of Melvindale in 1932. Times were bleak in the 1930s and she had her first job at the age of 7 delivering newspapers. She also took piano and tap dancing lessons. She went to public schools in Melvindale and in Detroit when the family moved back in 1940, and then later attended high school at Kingswood School Cranbrook. Barbara's whole family was musical and there were always pianos and ukuleles in the house, which everyone took turns playing. Her father had been a clarinetist; her brother played trumpet and harmonica

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Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough

Read "Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast includes new releases from vocalist Lauren White, pianist Sarah McKenzie and saxophonist Cory Weeds with birthday shout outs to Carmen McRae, Herbie Hancock, Marie Goudy, Marilyn Maye and Barbara Lea, among others, with a nod to the upcoming Jazz Masters Bob Dorough and Maria Schneider. Also who's in town this week and playing the ...

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The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen

Read "The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Halfway through February Fundraising, this broadcast included new releases from pianist Brittany Anjou, saxophonist Jessica Jones, vocalists Kristen Lee Sergeant and Juno nominee Diana Panton, drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom plus a special release from duo Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake, with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway, Sergio Mendes and Nicole Mitchell, among others. ...

Black Butterfly

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006
Track listing: Black Butterfly; Together; Bend A Little My Way; Restless; My Foolish Heart; How Will I Remember You; It's So Peaceful in the Country; Blame It On My Youth; When They Ask About You; 'Round Midnight; All By Myself; Blackberry Winter; If I Love Again; Mother May I Go Out to Swim; Just Squeeze Me; I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart; Come Rain or Come Shine.

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Barbara Lea: Black Butterfly

Read "Black Butterfly" reviewed by Tom Pierce

Vocalist Barbara Lea has enjoyed a substantial and respected career presenting lesser-known gems from the complementary and overlapping worlds of the Great American Songbook and jazz. More knowledgeable observers than the general music public, which to this day generally remains sadly unaware of her talents, anticipated this success by choosing her as Best New Singer in ...

Hoagy's Children - Songs Of Hoagy Carmichael

Label: Polygram Distribution
Released: 1983

Barbara Lea With The Johnny Windhurst Quintets

Label: Polygram Distribution
Released: 1956


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