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Videos: Sue Raney, 1963

Videos: Sue Raney, 1963

In August 1963, West Coast singer Sue Raney appeared on the Australian TV program Brian Henderson's Bandstand. Henderson was a newsreader on the country's Nine Network and hosted its music show from 1958 to 1972. Sue was likely in Australia to perform and promote one of her Capitol releases. These videos of her performances went up ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Wooten Brothers keep it in the family

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Wooten Brothers keep it in the family

This week, let's check out some videos featuring the Wooten Brothers, who are coming to St. Louis to perform next Saturday, June 24 at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival, headlining a bill that also will include Bach to the Future with Tracy Silverman, Anita Jackson, Soul Cafe, and Kim Fuller & Maurice Carnes. The band includes bassist ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Gerald Albright

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Gerald Albright

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on saxophonist Gerald Albright, who will be back in St. Louis to perform on Friday, June 16 at the Sheldon Concert Hall as part of “A Salute to Fathers and Mentors," also featuring singer Denise Thimes, saxophonist Tim Cunningham, and comedian James Stephens III. A native of Los Angeles, Albright ...

Videos: Diahann Carroll

Videos: Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll is best known as an African-American actress who appeared in movies in the 1950s and then on TV in the'60s and beyond—most notably on Julia and Dynasty. Julia aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971 and starred Carroll as a widowed nurse who worked in a white doctor's office (Lloyd Nolan). It was the ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Seven Miles Davis collaborators who helped shape jazz

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Seven Miles Davis collaborators who helped shape jazz

Yesterday was the 91st anniversary of Miles Davis' birth, and to follow up on StLJN's video tribute to him in this space last week, today let's take a look at some of the musicians who worked with Davis and then went on to become significant influences on jazz in their own right. Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: A birthday tribute to Miles Davis

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: A birthday tribute to Miles Davis

With the 91st anniversary of Miles Davis' birth coming up next Friday, May 26, it's time for StLJN's annual tribute to the most famous and influential jazz musician ever to come from this area. In an encore post from last year's celebration of the trumpeter's 90th natal date, here are nine videos from throughout his career—one ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Soul Rebels' brass band revolution

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Soul Rebels' brass band revolution

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on the Soul Rebels, who are coming to St. Louis to perform on Thursday, May 25 at the Old Rock House. Described by Village Voice as “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong," the group was founded in the early 90s in New Orleans by percussionists Lumar LeBlanc ...

Five Stan Getz Videos

Five Stan Getz Videos

Let's end the week with a bunch of Stan Getz videos that went up at YouTube fairly recently: Here's I'll Remember April, recorded in Stockholm with Jim McNeely (p), George Mraz (b) and Victor Lewis (d) on a warm evening in 1983... Here's the same group on the same date playing Billy Strayhorn's Blood Count, with ...


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