Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WKCR birthday broadcast for Lester Young and Charlie Parker 89.9 FM in the New York area is doing a birthday broadcast for Lester Young and Charlie Parker now through the night of  August 29 at midnight.  This is to honor two of the greatest influences on music.  Lester Young was born on August 27, 1909 and Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920.  WKCR has been doing these broadcasts for many years, so check it out.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Retro 50's: Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan Sing the Best of Irving Berlin

Recorded in 1957, the album features standards like Cheek to Cheek, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Isn't This A Lovely Day,

Beautiful Sarah Vaughan was an accomplished singer and pianist whose career spanned the 1940's to the 1980's.
Sarah Vaughan and Quincy Jones
A great casual snapshot of Sarah
Billy Eckstine was a vocalist and band leader who also had a long career spanning the 1940's to the 1980's.  He was known as the first romantic black male in popular music.
Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Billy Eckstine
Here's a song from the album, Cheek to Cheek
A great album for an evening at home dancing cheek to cheek with your sweetheart.