Nina Simone – Feeling Good (1965)

“Feeling Good” (also known as “Feelin’ Good”) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1964 musical “The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd” and has since been recorded by many artists, including Muse, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Traffic, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, George Michael, John Barrowman, John Coltrane, Toše Proeski, Frank Sinatra Jr., and … Continue reading Nina Simone – Feeling Good (1965)

Ella Fitzgerald – Stairway To The Stars (1959)

From the album Hello, Love, 1960 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, recorded over two sessions in 1957 and 1959. Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals / Frank DeVol –  Conductor / Milt Bernhart – Trombone / George Roberts, Lloyd Ulyate, Pete Candoli – Trumpet / Harry “Sweets” Edison, Ray Linn, George Werth, Clint Neagley – Alto Saxophone / Ben Webster – Tenor Saxophone … Continue reading Ella Fitzgerald – Stairway To The Stars (1959)

Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet (1936)

From the American musical comedy movie from 1936, Pennies from Heaven directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Teddy Buckner – Trumpet Fletcher Galloway – Trumpet Allen Durham – Trombone Arcima Taylor – Reeds Caughey Roberts – Clarinet, Alt saxophone Bumps Myers – Tenor Saxophone Ramon LaRue – Piano Wesley Prince – Acoustic Double Bass Lionel Hampton – Drums Continue reading Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet (1936)

Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake – Worry Now Later (1989)

From the CD You Stepped out of a Cloud by Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake, recorded, August the 11th, 1989. Originally Worry Now Later is composed by Thelonious Monk. Lyrics by Margo Guryan. In 1961, both pianist Ran Blake and singer Jeanne Lee (helped out on two cuts by bassist George Duvivier) made their recording debut with a set of coolly emotional duets. Nearly 28 years later, they had a reunion … Continue reading Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake – Worry Now Later (1989)

Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)

Yeh Come T’ Beh is second track on the album Conspiracy by Jeanne Lee. Jeanne Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and … Continue reading Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)