We feature a 1999 interview with singer/Hollywood legend Rosemary Clooney. She starred in the 1954 film White Christmas. She talks about her life as a singer and performer. We will also listen to songs from throughout her career. Her 1999 autobiography, Girl Singer, reads like a who's who from the golden age of Hollywood. She also released a CD companion to the book. Its called Songs from the Girl Singer. (ORIGINAL BROADCAST: 12/21/99)
New York jazz singer and pianist Daryl Sherman (woman). She has just released a CD with Dave Mckenna called Jubilee. It celebrates the centennials of Fred Astaire, Hoagy Carmichael, Noel Coward and Duke Ellington. She has been a long-time favorite of Manhattan's night life. (REBROADCAST from 8/26/98)
We feature an interview with singer/Hollywood legend Rosemary Clooney. She will talk about her life as a singer and performer. We will also listen to songs from throughout her career. Her new autobiography, called Girl Singer, reads like a who's who from the golden age of Hollywood. She has also released a CD companion to the book. Its called Songs from the Girl Singer.
Sherman has a new album called "A Lady Must Live." She has been a long-time favorite of Manhattan's night life. Her new album features many American classic songs by Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Cole Porter.
Merrill was one of the most acclaimed jazz stars of the 50s when she left America for Italy and then Japan. Early in her career she worked with arranger Gil Evans. She also worked with musicians Bill Evans, Clifford Brown, Ron Carter, and Wayne Shorter. Over the years she's recorded few albums compared with other singers. Her newest is "You And the Night and the Music" (Verve). (REBROADCAST from 5/26/88)
A concert and interview with jazz singer and pianist Shirley Horn. She recorded with Miles Davis and Quincy Jones in the 1960s and sang on the movie soundtrack, "For Love of Ivy." After a hiatus in which she stayed home and raised her daughter, she returned to performing and recording in 1988. Her 1991 album, "You Won't Forget Me," brought together Toots Thielemans, Buck Hill, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and Miles Davis. The album was nominated for a Grammy. Her new album, "I Remember Miles," has just been released on Verve records.
To commemorate Memorial Day, we feature a concert and interview with singer Rosemary Clooney taped before a live audience in San Francisco, January 18th, as part of the City Arts & Lectures series. Clooney sings some of her best known songs, accompanied by a quintet directed by John Oddo. She also talks with Terry about her life. Her 1996 album "Dedicated to Nelson" (a tribute to Nelson Riddle) was nominated for a Grammy. Her new album is entitled "Mothers and Daughters" (Concord Jazz.) (REBROADCAST from 2/11/97)
Singer Rebecca Kilgore and pianist Dave Frishberg. Together they perform classic American jazz tunes. Their new CD is "Not A Care in the World" (Arbors Records). In 1995 their first album "I Saw Stars" was chosen as a Writers Choice record by Coda Magazine. (REBROADCAST from 12/26/95)
Whiting's father, Richard Whiting, wrote many of her most popular songs, including "Too Marvelous for Words," "My Ideal," "She's Funny That Way," and "On The Good Ship Lollipop." Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and other great songwriters of the day were like uncles to her. Ten years ago she wrote a memoir, "It Might As Well Be Spring." She's currently appearing in the new Broadway show which celebrates the music of Johnny Mercer, "Dream." (REBROADCAST from 1/22/88)