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Straight Out of the Church

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Broadcast: June 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

From the series Jazz Singer, Hour 3

From early spirituals to gospel to blues to jazz, singing as an expression of deep emotion evolved, with the various strains blending into each other.

This melding of styles is heard in such singers as Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Ernestine Anderson, Little Jimmy Scott, Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw, Mary Stallings and Carla Cook. This program explores the "church sound," and the spirituality of jazz singing.

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