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Sheila Jordan and Harvie Swartz: The Fresh Air Concert

Jazz singer Sheila Jordan grew up in a Pennsylvania coal mining town. She says if she had never heard Charlie Parker, she would have become a country singer. She was recently laid off from her day job of 21 years; now she can perform full-time. Bassist Harvie Swartz joins her for an in-studio performance.

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Other segments from the episode on September 26, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 26, 1988: Interview with Sheila Jordan and Harvie Swartz; Review of Milt Hinton's memoir "Bass Lines"; Interview with Harold Brodkey; Review of the Bush-Dukakis…

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