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November 12 – In her 60-year career, Ella Fitzgerald recorded just one blues album — and I’ll play a bit of it on tonight’s Fascinating Rhythms. Along with blues and gospel music from Della Reese. And lots of early blues favorites from the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith.
November 5 – I put together tonight’s playlist before election day — with songs I figured I’d want to hear after the election, no matter what the outcome. Check out this show to see if you agree with my choices.
October 29 – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Ray Charles sing the blues as Fascinating Rhythms begins this evening, then head off in different directions: Aretha steps into soul, Etta moves between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and Ray Charles taps into jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel.
October 22 – To celebrate the WMPG Online Begathon, I’m playing listener favorites from Betty Carter, Blossom Dearie, and Joe Williams, to René Marie and Cécile McLorin Salvant. Thank you so much for tuning in tonight — and for supporting WMPG.
October 15 – Kathy G spins four of her favorite jazz and blues artists: Big Mama Thornton, Catherine Russell, Etta Jones, and Gregory Porter. You’ll hear music from the gals’ earliest albums, along with selections from Gregory Porter’s brand new album, “All Rise,” released just two weeks ago.
You can email Kathy at kathyGrhythms@gmail.com