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Kit McClure Band

Kit McClure, Yale University 1975, is a bandleader and saxophonist in New York City. Her credits include tours in the USA, Japan, and Europe with R&B legends Sam and Dave, Broadway show "Dancin'," and featured soloist with the Barry White Orchestra. In 1982 her vision of a band of women musicians became a reality as the Kit McClure Band made its debut at the Ritz in New York City. The Band quickly became a popular fixture in the New York nightclub scene, and also had the privilege of touring with the great Cab Calloway. Soon the Band was noticed by the recording industry and was put on the payroll of Island Records to prepare a show with the late rock star Robert Palmer

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Just the Thing

Label: Redhot Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Diggin

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Kit McClure Band: Just the Thing

Read "Just the Thing" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Just the Thing is Part Two of the Kit McClure Band's warmhearted salute to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a groundbreaking all-woman ensemble that came out of a school for poor black children in Piney Woods, Mississippi, to become one of the most widely successful and admired big bands of the World War II era. Whereas ...

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Kit McClure Band: The Sweethearts Project

Label: Redhot Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Vi Vigor; Jump Children; Just the Thing; Diggin' Dirt; Don't Get It Twisted; She's Crazy with the Heat; Slightly Frantic; I Never Get Tired; One O'Clock Jump; Honeysuckle Rose; Perdido (34:27).

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The Sweethearts Project

Label: Redhot Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Vi Vigor 2. Jump Children 3. Just the Thing 4. Diggin' Dirt 5. Don't Get It Twisted 6. She's Crazy with the Heat 7. Slightly Frantic 8. I Never Get Tired 9. One O'Clock Jump 10. Honeysuckle Rose 11. Perdido

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Kit McClure Band: The Sweethearts Project

Read "The Sweethearts Project" reviewed by Elliott Simon


An historically accurate portrayal, The Sweethearts Project is a tribute to the all-woman big band known as the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, which kept the home front swinging during WWII. Using seventeen of her peers and former Sweethearts vocalist Carline Ray, bandleader and tenor saxophonist Kit McClure has produced a modern showcase for the finest contemporary ...

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Kit McClure Band: The Sweethearts Project

Read "Kit McClure Band: The Sweethearts Project" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Kit McClure Band The Sweethearts Project Redhot Records 2004 The subtitle of this new album by the New York-based Kit McClure Band is “A Tribute to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm." For those of you who weren't around in the '40s, that may require a few words ...


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