"I Was Like A Kid In A Candy Store" - WRHU Bob Collins NY Jazz Cafe" Interview with Ray Brown Jr on his latest release, Friends And Family" Veteran Jazz DJ Bob Collins, host of WRHU Jazz Cafe", recently conducted a warm and engaging interview with Ray Brown Jr. on his latest album, Friends and Family".
Collins' insight into this interview explores Brown's early beginnings, his relationship to his mother, Ella Fitzgerald, and his experience in recording the all-star album featuring Jane Monheit, Melba Moore, Terry Gibbs, Dionne Warwick, David Fathead" Newman, Paul Williams, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Freda Payne, Sophie B. Hawkins, David Somerville, Sally Kellerman, Kim Hoyer, Haylee, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Brown.
Collins warmly introduces the songs in this interview, including the one with Brown and his daughter Haylee singing Ella's first hit, A-Tisket-A-Tasket", in addition to four other tracks off the album. Trying to decide on which tracks to highlight in this interview Collins admits, I was like a kid in a candy store, with just a couple of pennies to spendI didn't know which [songs] to choose, they all sounded so greatI'm in love with this CD."
To hear the complete interview, check out the News Section on SRI Jazz/ SRI Records at srirecords.com
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