READ: This Black Woman Was Once the Biggest Star in Jazz. Here’s Why You’ve Never Heard of Her She was prominent as a jazz singer throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In 1950, she became the first black person to have a TV show, The Hazel Scott Show This story by Lorissa Rinehart originally appeared on Narratively […]
I appreciated Greg’s invitation last year to select music for The Voice Of Cassandre. I’ll be back spinning wax on the Greek airwaves on May 26 (6 p.m. Athens time) and in France, beginning May 28 at 8 p.m. in Paris. Adjust your lives accordingly.
Marisa Anderson (@MarisaMusic) is called an “experimental” guitarist, though I confess I don’t know what folks mean by that. The Portland, Oregon musician is an amazing guitarist. Above is a great little set she did at NPR and here’s an interview she did at BOMB. What is the sonic equivalent of a cloud? And how […]
Monkey See-Monkey Do Before this song came through the shuffle, I had as much idea that Michael Franks existed as he did that I do. The internet tells me: His songs have been recorded by Shirley Bassey, The Carpenters, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Patti LaBelle, Lyle Lovett, The Manhattan Transfer, Carmen McRaeand Ringo Starr.