I’ll be playing lots of soulful, jazzy, bluesy stuff – along with whatever else I think will get you (and me!) up and moving on a Monday morning.
You might hear Ella Fitzgerald, Catherine Russell, Stacey Kent, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, Sara Bareilles, Dave Frishberg. Blossom Dearie, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Joe Williams, Joao Gilberto, Sheila Jordan, Caro Emerald, Lena Horne, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Vaughan, James Booker, James Brown, Coleman Hawkins, Lambert Hendricks and Ross, Eva Cassidy, Rene Marie, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Melody Gardot, Bobby Short, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole….
What you’ll hear in the Audio Archive links below:
September 18 – Cuts from Lizz Wright’s just-released album, “Grace,” plus tracks from three who inspired her: Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Ray Charles
September 11 – R&B, soul, and a bit of funk: Aretha, Otis, Smokey — plus Al Green, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Betty Harris, Etta James, and James Brown.
September 4 -Inspired by Abby the Spoon Lady (tinyurl.com/AbbySpoons): one-time buskers Woody Guthrie, Tracy Chapman, Chris Rodrigues, Janis Joplin, Rod Stewart, and Edith Piaf
August 28 – Joan Baez, Nina Simone, Big Mama Thornton, and favorites from A Chorus Line
August 21 – Heading to a couple of 40s/50s jazz clubs, and then off to the ’57 Newport Jazz Festival
August 14 – Modern interpretations of jazz classics, and “retro” jazz interpretations of pop hits