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History Of Jazz Vocalists

History Of Jazz Vocalists

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In the second part of a two-part interview, Host Bob Edwards talks with Robert O'Meally, producer of the new Smithsonian collection of recordings that chronicles the history of the jazz vocalist. Today, O'Meally discusses how the blues and black church music provided the foundation for jazz. We hear examples from Jean Lee, Bessie Smith, Pearl Bailey and Moms Mabley. (7:19) [The collection of CD's is titled, "The Jazz Singers, A Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Vocals from 1919-1994." and is released on the Smithsonian label.]

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