“It’s A Good Day”- Peggy Lee and the David Barbour Quartet, 1950. From “The Snader Telescriptions”.
1973 (Shirley’s powerful cover of this song from the musical, ‘On A Clear DAy You Can See Forever’ – All About Shirley TV Special) Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1967 LP titled, [More]
This is the classic recording by Les Brown and Doris Day.
Nat King Cole, Unforgettable – Vocal
Johnny Hartman- vocal John Coltrane – tenor saxophone McCoy Tyner – piano Jimmy Garrison – bass Elvin Jones – drums Photo: Dorothea Lange
From the laser disc “Julie London Show”, with the Bobby Troup Quintet, recorded on May-28-1964 in Japan
Billie Holiday – vocal Ben Webster – tenor saxophone Lester Young – tenor saxophone Vic Dickenson – trombone Gerry Mulligan – bariton saxophone Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone Roy Eldridge – trumpet
“Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. In 1978, Holiday’s version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It [More]
Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio – Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin). The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968.