Continuum – A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 14: “Sultry Sirens, Part 2”
Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist”
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This week’s journey continues with a summer serenade by the sultry sirens of Jazz and Blues – featuring a fine flock of divas from the 1950’s to today. This show has the rare effect of being able to heat you up and cool you down simultaneously with some of the sultriest, steamy, sexy, smoky tunes ever sung in the key of blue.
We start off by simmering with some divas of the past such as Etta James, Carmen McRae, Julie London, Peggy Lee, June Christy, Rosemary Clooney and Anita O’Day . . . and continue to cook towards a boil with divas of the present such as Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, Karrin Allyson, Nnenna Freelon, Amanda Carr, Diana Krall, Laverne Butler . . . and then we finish off with something completely different and fairly scorching from Chaka Khan.
So, get something cool to drink and make sure a window is open so the steam can escape. Enjoy the ride!
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PLAYLIST: Continuum – A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 14 – “Sultry Sirens, Part 2”
Artist – “Track” – Album – Year – (Label)
Etta James – “At Last” – At Last – 1960 – (MCA)
Carmen McRae & The Norman Simmons Trio – “Miss Brown To You” – Song Time – 1969 – (Hindsight)
Julie London – “Sunday Blues” – About The Blues - 1957 – (Blue Note)
Peggy Lee – “Black Coffee” – Black Coffee – 1953 – (Verve)
June Christy – “A Stranger Called the Blues” - Something Cool – 1960 – (Blue Note)
Rosemary Clooney – “A Touch of the Blues” - Jazz Singer – 1957 – (Sony)
Anita O’Day – “Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t My Baby” - Once Upon A Summertime – 1963 – (Jasmine)
Dianne Reeves – “How High The Moon” - Good Night and Good Luck Soundtrack – 2005 – (Concord)
Jane Monheit – “Get Out of Town” - The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me – 2009 – (Concord)
Karrin Allyson – “But I Was Cool” – Footprints – 2006 – (Concord)
Nnenna Freelon – “Lover Man” – Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now – 2006 – (Concord)
Amanda Carr – “Easy Street” – Soon – 2007 – (Original Music)
Diana Krall – “Peel Me A Grape” – The Very Best of Diana Krall – 2007 – (Verve)
Laverne Butler – “A Foolish Thing To Do” – A Foolish Thing To Do – 2001 – (MaxJazz)
Chaka Khan – “And The Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia)” – Wha’Cha Gonna Do For Me – 1981 – (Warner Bros.)
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