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10:51 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Ann Ronell's “Willow Weep For Me” | Stories of Standards

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Information and text from jazzstandards.com.
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Composed by Ann Ronell “Willow Weep for Me” was introduced by vocalist and whistler Muzzy Marcellino performing with Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra in 1932. Their Brunswick recording entered the pop charts December 3, 1932, and rose to number 17.

Later in 1932,  Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra’s Victor recording with singer Irene Taylor topped the charts at number two.  More than 30 years later in 1964, “Willow Weep for Me” reemerged on the pop charts thanks to British duo Chad and Jeremy.

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Music
5:26 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

New Music Monday: The Joys of Spring

Spring is the time of renewal and when it comes to music,  it is the time for a continuous stream of fine new releases in a wide variety of music styles. We'll begin with a new recording with Colorado connections despite it being led by UK drummer, Allan Finney who is fresh off a stint at Dazzle's with B-3 player Tony Monaco. Allan who has played the Vail Jazz Party in the past teams up with some Front Range cats for Cool featuring Eric Gunnison on piano/keys, Mark Simon playing bass, Bob Rebholz on flute/sax, and Bill Kopper on guitar.

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Music
3:37 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for April 9th

Jazz Notes 4-9-2015  by Norman Provizer

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Movie Review, XicanIndie Film Fest XVII
11:40 am
Fri April 10, 2015

XicanIndie Film Fest XVII: Words of Revolution Review

XicanIndie XVII Film Fest Director Daniel Salazar (right) and Su Teatro Artistic Director Anthony J. Garcia (left) introduce Words of Revolution with the help of a friend of the director's (center).
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On the opening night of XicanIndie Film Fest XVII hosted by Su Teatro Performing and Cultural Arts Center, award-winning film Words of Revolution helped kick-off the festival showcasing the best in Chicano independent films and Latino World Cinema Ap

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Listener Picks
9:03 am
Fri April 10, 2015

“Stompin’ at the Savoy” | Listener Picks, April 10

Harlem's Savoy Ballroom
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Soon after joining Chick Webb and His Orchestra at 25 years old, Edgar Sampson composed one of his biggest hits, “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” 

Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of this compositions most notable covers!

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