Listening with Larsupreme Episode 29 – A Jazzy, Snazzy, Lady March 4, 2022

Welcome to Women’s History Month, 2022! In the general hysteria of the moment I thought we could use some smooth, sassy, jazzy ladies of the transition period from Jazz, Blues into Soul from the mid 50’s into the mid 60’s to calm our nerves.

The interesting thing to note is although the bulk of these women stand in between the jazz/blues greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington & Carmen McRae, they *directly* influenced the soul and pop singers that were barely their junior. In a lot of ways they were actually their contemporaries. Some like Ruby Nash of The Romantics were actually older than some of their influences like Nancy Wilson. Some of those not known for giving supper club faire like Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Sharp & Mary Wells make appearances as well.

Sit back and relax for just over an hour of meditative moods from ladies and no dudes! It’s all smooth sailing.

  1. Shirley Scott – Blue Lou
  2. Nancy Wilson – One Note Samba
  3. Della Reese – It’s Three O’Clock In The Morning
  4. Ethel Ennis – Too Close For Comfort
  5. Mary Wells – Can’t Get Out Of This Mood
  6. Pat Thomas – Bahia
  7. Dee Dee Sharp – Comin’ Home, Baby
  8. Ketty Lester – It’s The Talk Of The Town
  9. Damita Jo – Fifteen Years (I’m Still Servin’ Time)
  10. Aretha Franklin – Who Needs You?
  11. Shirley Ellis – Give Me A List
  12. Donna Hightower – Perfidia
  13. Terri Thornton – Born To Be Blue
  14. Doris Troy – A School For Fools
  15. Betty Carter – Gone With The Wind
  16. Ernestine Anderson – Lazy Afternoon
  17. Jean DuShon – Evening
  18. Barbara Lewis – Quiet Nights
  19. Freda Payne – A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
  20. The Supremes – Where Or When
  21. Kim Weston – Joey, Joey
  22. Dionne Warwick – My Ship
  23. Ruby & The Romantics – P.S. I Love You
  24. Leslie Uggams – A Fortune In Pennies

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