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Bobby McFerrin

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Bobby McFerrin.

Bobby McFerrin
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Bobby McFerrin.

Bobby McFerrin artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Bobby McFerrin with his daughter, Madison McFerrin.

January 1, 2014 The vocal gymnast salutes his father and his repertoire of spirituals — with his daughter.

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July 9, 2009 The three masters ride jazz improvisation into new orbits with splashes of vaudeville and circus.

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Studio Sessions

Bobby McFerrin.

February 28, 2014 The singer demonstrates his a cappella style and performs songs from Porgy and Bess.

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July 3, 2013 Hear McFerrin experiment with the percussive range of his voice in a few songs from spirityouall.

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Interviews & Profiles

Bobby McFerrin's new album is titled Spirityouall.

May 17, 2013 Spirityouall, a collection of old and original spirituals, was influenced by the singer's father.

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April 11, 2010 The vocalist's name has been part of the world-music lexicon for more than two decades.

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More Stories

Panel No. 1 from Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series. The panel is titled: "During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans."

March 1, 2011 Locomotives provided plenty of fodder for American jazz composers in the early 20th century.

The Beatles perform at the BBC in 1966.

July 21, 2010 Celebrate 70 years of Ringo Starr with five Beatles songs, as reworked by jazz musicians.

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Spirityouall

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  • Album: Spirityouall
  • Artist: Bobby McFerrin
  • Label: Masterworks
  • Released: 2013
 

Vocabularies

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  • Album: Vocabularies
  • Artist: Bobby McFerrin
  • Label: Emarcy
  • Released: 2010
 

Beyond Words

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  • Album: Beyond Words
  • Artist: Bobby McFerrin
  • Label: Blue Note