Starting and ending with Big Joe Williams‘s composition ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’, we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz with some Blues‘ tunes around the theme of ‘ Big Joe Williams‘. It has Brigitte Bardot, Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, Patsy Cline, Francine Reed and many more.
Roy Eldridge @PBS: After returning to the USA in April 1951 he joined the burgeoning mainstream jazz movement, performing in small groups with Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Ella Fitzgerald (1963-5), and, notably, Coleman Hawkins, with whom he made several outstanding albums for Verve.
Brenda Lee : Later that year, the family moved to Augusta, Georgia. Brenda appeared on the Peach Blossom Special on WJAT-TV. It was while appearing on this show that the name “Brenda Lee” was created by the show’s producer, Sammy Barton.
Sally Norvell @discogs : Sally Norvell owns the stage with a poisonous finesse that betrays both her classical training and rebel punk background. In her suitcase of style and drama exists the burnt remains of Weimar Republic Berlin, the bloodstained passion of pulp fiction, the illusion of cinema, “The Blue Angel” directed by David Lynch.
Dinah Washington : Singer Dinah Washington, the Grammy-winning “Queen of the Jukeboxes,” left her turbulent life behind at the tender age of 39. In that short period, a volatile mix of undeniable talent and deep-rooted insecurity took her to the heights of fame and the depths of self-doubt.
Herb Ellis @allmusic : An excellent bop-based guitarist with a slight country twang to his sound, Herb Ellis became famous playing with the Oscar Peterson Trio during 1953-1958.
Keely Smith @Swingmusic.net : The incomparable Tony Bennett has gone on record naming Keely Smith “one of the greatest jazz-pop singers of all time.” What better candidate then to honor Count Basie, one of the greatest bandleaders of all time. Further expanding her audience and repertoire, Keely Smith once again pays tribute to an important figure in her life with class, respect, and above all, an immense display of pure talent.
Gladys Knight : The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have artistry. This eight-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, performance.
Brigitte Bardot @nndb : At 15, Bardot met her future first ex-husband Roger Vadim, and attempted suicide when her parents refused permission for her to marry until she was 18. They married when she turned 18, and divorced five years later.