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Reuben Jackson On Poetry & Jazz - Summer Membership Drive

06/25/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We welcome poet, teacher & archivist Reuben Jackson as we discuss his years working on the Duke Ellington Archive at the Smithsonian, his poetry and Poetry & Jazz. It's also VPR's Summer Membership Drive and we look for your contribution at VPR.net or by calling 1-800-639-6391. And thanks.



The Man I Love
Artist Name: Coleman Hawkins
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
Soloists: Coleman Hawkins-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 8-251
Release Year: 1943
Note: New Reissue


Sweet Lorraine
Artist Name: Coleman Hawkins
Composer: V. Hubert, C. Burwell
Soloists: Coleman Hawkins-Tenor Sax ; Frank Sinatra-Vocals
CD/Album: Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 8-251
Release Year: 1946
Note: New Reissue


Every Day I Have The Blues
Artist Name: Joe Williams
Composer: Peter Chapman
Soloists: Joe Williams-Vocals ; Count Basie Orchestra
CD/Album: Every Day - The Best Of The Verve Years
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 519 813-2
Release Year: 1955


Sing For Your Supper
Artist Name: Count Basie and His Orchestra
Composer: Mundy
Soloists: Helen Humes-Vocals
CD/Album: The Complete Decca Recordings
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca Jazz 3-611-2
Release Year: 1939


Alright, Okay You Win
Artist Name: Helen Humes
Composer: Wyche, Watts
Soloists: Helen Humes-Vocals ; Jay McShann-Piano
CD/Album: On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Record co./Cat #: Black Lion 760185
Release Year: 1974


Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, H. Lenk
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano
CD/Album: Ellington Uptown
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 87066
Release Year: 1952


Green Chimneys
Artist Name: Eric Reed
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Eric Reed-Piano
CD/Album: The Baddest Monk
Record co./Cat #: Savant 2118
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Charles Mingus-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Money Jungle
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-46398-2
Release Year: 1962


Please Send Me Someone To Love
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Percy Mayfield
Soloists: James Booker- Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2027
Release Year: 1977


Chelsea Bridge
Artist Name: Ben Webster & Gerry Mulligan
Composer: Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Ben Webster-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Ben Webster Meets Gerry Mulligan
Record co./Cat #: Verve 841 661-2
Release Year: 1959


Lush Life
Artist Name: Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones
Composer: Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Roberta Gambarini-Vocals ; Hank Jones-Piano
CD/Album: You Are There
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy B0010622-02
Release Year: 2007


(I've Got) Something To Live For
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
CD/Album: First Lady Of Song
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 517 898-2
Release Year: 1965


I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
Artist Name: John Pizzarelli
Composer: John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Lee Morgan
Soloists: John Pizzarelli-Guitar, Vocals
CD/Album: Double Exposure
Record co./Cat #: Telarc Jazz 33221-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


In The Sunshine Of My Funny Valentine's Love
Artist Name: Joan Stiles
Composer: Rodgers, Clapton, Bach
Joan Stiles
Soloists: Joan Stiles-Piano
CD/Album: Three Musicians
Record co./Cat #: Oo-Bla-Dee Music 9002
Release Year: 2011
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