Sarah Vaughan: I try to please the people! 1984 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer, “Lullaby of Birdland,” "April in Paris"   By Bob Andelman October 19, 1984 Sarah Vaughan sang at a lot of church and school functions before that fateful day in 1942 in Harlem at the Apollo Theater’s amateur hour. “That’s when I first got discovered. Billy Eckstine discovered me, and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz–1983 interview!

Today's Guest: Marian McPartland, jazz pianist, NPR host     When the news reached me today than legendary jazz pianist and longtime National Public Radio host Marian McPartland has passed away, I was reminded of my time with one of many great artists who tolerated a young music writer early in my career. On October... Continue Reading →

754 Jazz pianist George Shearing remembered in 1983 Mr. Media Lost Tapes! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: George Shearing, jazz pianist   When Sir George Shearing, the composer of “Lullabye of Birdland,” died on Valentine’s Day, 2011, we lost one of the great pianists — and gentlemen — of jazz. Born in London, in 1947 he came to the United States where he was known far and wide for his... Continue Reading →

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