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2022 10 IHTSB October 16 Teddy Wilson, Bobby Hackett, Roy Eldridge…

IHTSB Oct 16, 2022We listen today to jazz trumpeters in recordings from the 1930s to the 1950s. Today’s show is the third in our series showcasing jazz instrumentalists, following on from shows featuring pianists and jazz clarinetists in recordings from this time period. The trumpet and its cousin the cornet were prominent members of line …

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2022 IHTSB October 09

IHTSB Oct 9, 2022 Following on from last week’s show featuring jazz pianists, on today’s program we showcase jazz clarinetists in recordings from the 1920s to the 1940s. Though the clarinet was to some extent eclipsed in small group sessions in later years by the saxophone, there were some immensely talented and versatile clarinet players …

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2022 10 IHTSB October 02

On today’s show we feature a line up of jazz pianists in recordings from the 1930s to the 1950s. These immensely talented and versatile artists were a mainstay of the groups in the studio sessions, as well as playing with larger orchestras and in solo session. We hear them both as part of the performance …

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2022 09 IHTSB September 25

Today’s show features recordings from a range of singers and musicians made in the 1930s to the 1960s. Among our singers today, we listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Mildred Bailey and Mel Tormé with some classic songs from the great songwriters. Count Basie and Artie Shaw join us with their big bands and we hear from …

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2022 09 IHTSB September 18

IHTSB Sep 18, 2022 On this week’s show we celebrate the beginning of autumn, which will start on Thursday, September 22. 2022 this year. Our recordings include songs about the season, fall weather, the leaves and the month of September. We’ll listen to Sidney Bechet, with September Song from 1952 and Maxine Sullivan, with her …

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2022 09 IHTSB September 11

IHTSB Sep 11, 2022 Today we’ll listen to a selection of voices from the early 1930s to the early 60s. Our ladies include Rosemary Clooney, Helen Ward and Peggy Lee. Among the gentlemen joining us on the show are Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr. We hear too from Al Bowlly and …

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2022 09 IHTSB September 04

IHTSB September 4, 2022 Today we’ll be listening to recordings by one of the finest vocalists from our time period, Helen Forrest. She is remembered particularly for the warmth of her voice, for her interpretative skills and for her talent in matching lyrics to the music of the big bands during the Swing Era and …

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2022 08 IHTSB August 21

IHTSB Aug 21, 2022 The 1920s and 1930s saw the creation and flourishing of many jazz and dance bands in the US and UK. These bands were home to many of great jazz musicians whose careers spanned the twentieth century and the bands were also the precursors of the Swing Era as well as the …

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2022 07 IHTSB July 17

This week’s show features some of the very talented jazz musicians in recordings they made in small group formats during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Joining us today are groups such as the Benny Goodman trio from 1935, the Bobcats from 1937, and Chet Baker and his quartet with Russ Freeman from 1953. Enjoy these …

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2022 05 IHTSB May 22

IHTSB May 22, 2022 This is the weekend that Canadians traditionally mark as Victoria Day, and for us it’s an opportunity to reflect on the contribution made to popular culture by those with ties to Britain. On today’s show we celebrate the British influence in the jazz and popular music culture during our time period. …

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2022 03 IHTSB March 20 Sarah Vaughan, Fletcher Henderson, Bobby Hackett…

Today we celebrate the first day of Spring, with songs recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s. We begin with the trumpet of Bobby Hackett and “Spring, Beautiful Spring”. Sarah Vaughan and William Tabbert bring us songs from two musicals,”South Pacific” and “State Fair”, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Tommy Dorsey and his …

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2022 02 IHTSB February 13

February 13, 2022 Today on the show we’ll hear recordings from small jazz groups from the 1930s through to the 1950s. There are some very talented musicians in our line up along with some fabulous singers, and even a big band or two. As a special feature, we highlight the work of several wonderful jazz …

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2022 02 IHTSB February 06 Welcome to week one of Black History Month. The great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is featured in this episode.

This morning on IHTSB we pay tribute to one of the major figures in popular music and jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Ella Fitzgerald had one of the loveliest voices in popular music and jazz. With the rich, warm quality of her voice, and her amazing diction and versatility, Ella was at home across a range of …

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