This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra", with and without Bille Holiday, including:
"A Sunbonnet Blue" - (1935)
"Jumpin' on the Blacks and Whites" (1939)
"Eeny Meeny Miney Mo" (1935)
"Blues in C Sharp Minor" (1936)
"Twenty Four Hours A Day" (1936)
"Jumpin' For Joy" (1939)
"Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town" (1935)
"Miss Brown To You" (1936)
"Jungle Love" (1938)
"These Foolish Things" (1936)
"It's Too Hot For Words" (1935)
"What A Night, What A Moon, What A Girl" (1935)
"Early Session Hop" (1939)
"Spreadin' Rhythm Around" (1935)
Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson was described by critic Scott Yannow as "the definitive swing pianist". Wilson's sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. With Goodman, he was perhaps the first well-known black musician to play publicly in a racially integrated group. In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Wilson also led his own groups and recording sessions from the late 1920s to the '80s.
Billie Holiday was nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young. Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "changed the art of American pop vocals forever."
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.
Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.
Nine weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.
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