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Jazz Singer Susannah McCorkle Updates Songs from the Past

A concert and interview with vocalist Susannah McCorkle, accompanied by pianist Cliff Korman. Last week, McCorkle finished a cabaret of Cole Porter tunes in New York City. "The Passionate Cole Porter" was an attempt to prove that Porter was not an unfeeling observer of romance. She also has a CD featuring Cole Porter tunes, "Easy To Love" (Concord Jazz). McCorkle is the youngest singer ever to be included in the Smithsonian Institution's "Popular Music Record Series."

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Other segments from the episode on July 3, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 3, 1996: Interview with David Hajdu; Review of the novels "A Little Yellow Dog" by Walter Mosley, "Cause of Death" by Patricia Cornwell, and "Lily White" by Susan…

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