3:56pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Jazz

Sunday Program Highlights on 89.5FM WMOT

2PM Beale Street Caravan 

Jimbo Mathus and Leland Sundries, plus we continue to hear about the history of  Hi Records.

5PM Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Nick Waterhouse has been called “the young man who makes old R&B” (LA Weekly). His first single, “Some Place,” was recorded in an all-analog studio and released on vinyl. Although his records recall the sound of the 1950s, his style is all his own. On this Song Travels, Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”

8PM 12th Street Jump

Celebrating the birthday of Helen Merrill

Helen Merrill’s legacy does not rest on one or two recordings. She has consistently recorded during these past fifty years, having recorded over 40 albums. At the same time, she has extensively toured worldwide, performing at jazz festivals and a variety of venues. Like all great artists her every effort has not always been successful. It is her ability to continually learn, grow and move forward that has produced aural works of lasting beauty. Her musicality, high standards, and creativity have resulted in recordings that help define what vocal performances should be.