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Blues Remains the Heart of Jazz

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews three albums that show the lasting influence of the blues in the genre that proceeded it. The artists he features are Big Joe Turner, Jay McShann, and Jeanie and Jimmy Cheatham.

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Other segments from the episode on March 12, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 12, 1991: Interview with Joe Stork; Review of albums by Big Joe Turner, Jay McShann, and Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham; Interview with Franz Lidz; Review of the…

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