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The Hot Box #025 – An All Vocal Jazz Show

To welcome 2018, The Hot Box presents an all-singing show hosted as usual by former RTE presenter Donald Helme. This is a mix of Irish and American singers, with some special attention paid to the late Jon Hendrix, who also features in Donald’s blog piece recalling Hendrix’s residency in Ashbourne, Co. Meath back in the late 1960s. The show also presents a new singer who hails from the New England area of the US, Allegra Levy, who has, according to those in the know, or at any rate in the publicity business, “taken the jazz world by storm”. She is a real new voice on the scene, and composes much of her own work too.

We are still seeking recordings by Irish pianists, so if you know of any, let us know. The Hot Box is released on www.jazzireland.ie every 2 weeks and can be heard on-line around the world. Tell your jazz loving friends, and talk to us direct with comments and suggestions to

Track List for The Hot Box #025 – An All Vocal Jazz Show

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 0:00
02 Allegra Levy Dear Friend 02:09
03 The Manhattan Transfer Sing Moten’s Swing 08:21
04 Lambert Hendrix & Ross Cloudburst 12:19
05 Cormac Kenevey Centerpiece 15:15
06 Madeleine Peyroux Meet Charlie Parker 20:06
07 Gregory Porter Nature Boy 27:14
08 Carmel McCreagh P.S. I Love You 31:20
09 The Manhattan Transfer Ole Man Mose 35:04
10 Cecile McLorin Salvant You’ve Got to Give me Some 38:27
11 Peter Eldridge Buffet Philosophy 44:57
12 Aoife Doyle Clouds 50:44
13 Allegra Levy Soy Califa 56:48
14 Carmel McCreagh I Thought About You 01:01:41
15 Lambert Hendrix & Ross Moanin’ 01:04:54
16 Stella Bass Too Darn Hot 01:07:50
Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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