Amid the Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations, few note that she revived her career by consciously ‘whitening’ her vocal style in her nine Songbook albums.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
Backed by a soulful guitar, bright brass, and amazing backup singers, Hugh Laurie makes old, sometimes forgotten, blues songs jump out of your speakers. Abita Brewing pairs perfectly.
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