Yonder Come the Blues - Happy Birthday to Dorothy Donegan, Ma Rainey and Ella Fitzgerald

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The final broadcast of Jazz Appreciation Month includes new releases from vocalist Lauren Henderson and the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, with birthday shout-outs to pianist Dorothy Donegan (pictured), Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey and legendary vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. Thanks for your continued support and please support these artists and their music.


  • Dorothy Donegan "I Just Want to Sing" from The Explosive Dorothy Donegan (Audiophile) 00:00
  • Duchess "Joseph, Joseph" from Live at Jazz Standard (Anzic) 03:53
  • Lauren Henderson "Besame Mucho" from The Songbook Sessions (Brontosaurus Records) 06:46
  • Host speaks 14:28
  • Monika Herzig "Rabbit" from Eternal Dance (Savant) 16:20
  • Jay Clayton and Jerry Granelli "New Morning Blues" from Alone Together (Sunnyside) 21:18
  • JC Hopkins Biggish Band "One of Those Days" from New York Moment (Twee-Jazz Records) 25:30
  • Host speaks 29:46
  • Lynne Arriale Trio "Reunion" from Chimes of Freedom (Challenge) 31:03
  • Tiffany Austin "Better Git It In Your Soul" from Unbroken (Con Alma Music) 34:52
  • Joni Mitchell "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" from Mingus (Asylum) 39:25
  • Host speaks 42:46
  • Ma Rainey "Yonder Come the Blues" from Blues Masters, Vol. II, Classic Blues Women (Wea Corp) 44:12
  • Peggy Lee "See See Rider" from The Best of Peggy Lee: The Capitol Years (Capitol) 47:28
  • Carmen Twillie "Prove It on Me" from Bessie-Music from the HBO Film (Sony Legacy) 50:03
  • Host speaks 52:46
  • Randy Napoleon "CC Rider" from Soon (Detroit Music Factory) 53:56
  • Lakecia Benjamin "Walk with Me" from Pursuance—The Coltranes (Ropedope) 1:00:00
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass "I Want a Little Girl" from Easy Living (Pablo Records) 1:07:03
  • Host speaks 1:09:50
  • Carla Bley "Life Goes On: And On" from Life Goes On (ECM) 1:11:21
  • Joe Williams "You Showed Me the Way" from Jazz Round Midnight: Joe Williams (Verve Records) 1:15:30
  • Katie Thiroux "Shiny Stockings" from Introducing Katie Thiroux (Basskat Records) 1:18:55
  • Host speaks 1:22:55
  • Connie Han "The Forsaken" from Iron Starlet (Mack Avenue) 1:24:16
  • Danny Bacher "Joy Spring" from Still Happy (Whaling City Sound) 1:32:13
  • Host speaks 1:36:13
  • Amina Figarova "Lil' Poem" from Persistance (AmFi Records) 1:37:32
  • Mary Foster Conklin "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" from Photographs (MockTurtle Music) 1:44:00
  • Host speaks 1:50:04
  • Kenny Barron, Dave Holland "Secret Places" from Without Deception (Dare2) 1:52:18

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