Beegie Chats With Carol Sloane

In a program from 1995 with her, then, newly-released CD "The Songs Carmen Sang," Carol Sloane pays tribute to her

close friend Carmen McRae (who had died the previous year).  Accompanied by a group including the magnificent Phil Woods, and a world class trio including: Bill Charlap-piano; Michael Moore-bass and Ron Vincent-drums, Carol Sloane delivers highlights including:  "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)," "If The Moon Turns Green," "Just You, Just Me," "I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm," & "The Folks Who Live On The Hill." 

She says, these "titles are some of the songs I most loved to hear Carmen sing, and there is a tag on the end of the CD which establishes this as a unique recording. Carmen often left messages on my home message machine, but this one I cherished and saved.

You can hear it for yourself after “I’m An Errand Girl For Rhythm,”" at the show's conclusion. 

"The Songs Carmen Sang" was the first in a trilogy of CDs done by Carol Sloane devoted to three of our most admired singers: The Songs Carmen Sang (1995); The Songs Sinatra Sang (1996); and, The Songs Ella & Louis Sang (with Clark 

Terry) (1997).


Improvised Thoughts is a production of 89.5 WMOT-FM, Middle Tennessee Public Radio.