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Airmail Special / Benny Goodman Sextet
Featuring Charlie Christian
"In the mid- to late ’40s, black popular music began to mutate from swing jazz and boogie-woogie into the sort of rhythm & blues that helped lay the foundation for rock & roll. Singer and pianist Hadda Brooks was one of the many figures who was significant in aiding that transition, although she’s largely forgotten today. While her torch song delivery was rooted in the big-band era, her boogie-woogie piano looked forward to jump blues and R&B. “
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
"I Want A Lot of Love" - Valaida Snow and The Six Swingers (1936)
The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.