This week on Cyprus Avenue, several new releases from overlooked artists spanning four decades. Below, the playlist for Bill Shapiro's survey of his favorite tracks from The Blasters, Rodriguez and more for this episode of Cyprus Avenue.
Jazz luminaries from Charlie Parker to Hank Jones, Arturo Sandoval to the Boswell Sisters will be celebrated this Summer and Fall on 12th Street Jump, public radio’s jazz, blues and comedy jam.
Recorded live! in Kansas City, where Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Big Joe Turner and other jazz greats got their starts, 12th Street Jump is broadcast weekly on twenty public radio stations around the country, as well as every Saturday night at midnight on 89.3FM KCUR, the home of 12th Street Jump.
British songstress Helen Shapiro had an usually deep voice as a young child, earning her a nickname, Foghorn, from her schoolmates. By the time she was 14 in 1961, she had a UK #3 hit with her first single, Don't Treat Me Like A Child.