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KEXP Documentaries: “Sirens of Jazz” – Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday is possibly the most famous female jazz singer of all.  Though her voice ranged only about an octave, and she couldn’t read a note of music, Billie Holiday is hailed as one of the greatest musicians of all time for her interpretations of the songs. She was a storyteller. In life she wasRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: Civil Rights Songs – Strange Fruit

Every week KEXP brings you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song. We call these stories KEXP Documentaries. They’re a mix of interviews, storytelling and music. The current series “Civil Rights Songs” is by far the most difficult subject I’ve ever researched. The crimes done to African-Americans during theRead more…

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