The Hot Box #077 - Singers Unlimited

The Hot Box #77……What’s Inside?

Taking a leaf out of the book of jazz station WBGO Newark New Jersey, this edition of The Hot Box presents “Singers Unlimited”.

So if vocal jazz sets your pulse racing, this one’s for you. And there’s a little nod in the direction Christmas as well. Every one of these great singers has appeared in Ireland over the years. (And of course, some of them are Irish!)

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Track Listing for The Hot Box #077

  1. Ray Charles & the Count Basie Orchestra: Every Saturday Night

  2. Stacey Kent: Breakfast on the Morning Tram

  3. Ella FitzGerald: They All Laughed

  4. Georgie Fame: The Diary Blues

  5. Diana Krall: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

  6. Rene Marie: Dixie/Strange Fruit

  7. Nina Simone: Why? The King of Love is Dead

  8. Cormac Kenevey: Sound of a Train in the Distance

  9. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Moanin’

  10. Sarah Vaughan: Rocks in My Bed

  11. Dianne Reeves: A Child is Born

  12. Nigel Mooney: Twenty First Century Santa Claus Blues

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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