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Music Makes the World Go Round: A Tribute to Eddie Jefferson

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 54 min
Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA

A retrospective tribute to jazz singer Eddie Jefferson (1918-1979). Jefferson was an innovator in the field of vocalese, in which words or a story line are written to replace the notes of famous instrumental solos from previous recordings by major jazz performers, such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others. Jefferson’s lyrics were his method of paying homage to the composition’s soloist. His style influenced King Pleasure, as well as Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, and more contemporary artists such as Al Jarreau, Leon Thomas, and the Manhattan Transfer. Although the “Main Man” was recognized primarily as a be-bop singer, his musical versatility is represented in recordings with James Moody and Richie Cole, and on sessions he led personally. (from KPFA Folio)

Musical Selections:  [Music Makes the World Go Round] -- [Do You Know What I Heard?] -- I’m in the Mood for Love [arr. by James Moody] -- Moody’s Mood for Love -- The James Moody Story -- Workshop -- Disappointed -- Keep Walkin’ -- Night Train -- Freedom Jazz Dance -- Now’s The Time -- Memphis -- So What -- Jeannine -- Everybody’s Bopping -- Body and Soul -- Body and Soul [performed by the Manhattan Transfer]
Performers:  Eddie Jefferson, vocals (all selections, except where noted)
Irv Taylor, vocals (Do You Know)
James Moody, saxophones (various selections)
Jon Hendricks, vocals (Everybody’s Bopping)
Annie Ross, vocals (Everybody’s Bopping)
Leon Thomas, vocals (Everybody’s Bopping)
Manhattan Transfer (Body)
Genre:  Jazz
Subject:  Jefferson, Eddie, 1918-1979; Jazz; Jazz singers; Jazz vocals; Vocalese
People:  Jefferson, Eddie, 1918-1979; Hendricks, Jon, 1921-; Taylor, Irving, 1914-; Moody, James, 1925-; Foxx, Redd, 1922-1991; Williams, Bishop Norman; Ross, Annie, 1930-; Thomas, Leon, 1937-
First Broadcast Date:  2/7/1980
 
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