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Freda Payne: Let There Be Love – Episode 57

When Freda Payne recorded “Band of Gold” for Invictus Records in 1969, she didn’t think much of it — until it catapulted her to the top of the charts in 1970. Even today, it’s still considered one of the top 100 songs of the 70s. But Freda Payne’s roots are in jazz — she recorded her very first album for Impulse! Records (known for recording jazz legends such as John Coltrane and Duke Ellington) and ever since 2014, she’s returned to those roots with her recordings.

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Cyrille Aimée & Michael Valeanu -Episode 40

Cyrille Aimée and Michael Valeanu say their work as a duo started when their band couldn’t make it to a gig in Ohio because of a snowstorm – but after the response from the audience, they realized they could keep it going. One time in Milan, they had four encores as a duo! Their album I’ll Be Seeing You reflects their collaboration and relationship over the last decade.

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Caity Gyorgy: Now Pronouncing – Episode 39

At 23-years-old, Caity Gyorgy is already an adept lyricist, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader. Her latest EP Now Pronouncing showcases her talents along with her hand-picked 10 piece band. Inspired by the music and cinema of the 50s and 60s, her original tunes fit right within the vein of the Great American Songbook.

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Jonathan Karrant: Shadows Fall – Episode 38

Jonathan Karrant didn’t grow up in the heart of Manhattan or Los Angeles, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream career. Though he may be from a small town in Arkansas, he didn’t hesitate to move to New York City straight out of high school, where he found himself on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theater, before striking out for California and finally settling into the show business of Las Vegas.

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Osmond Chapman Orchestra: More Where That Came From – Episode 34

Singer David Osmond and Big Band Directer Caleb Chapman team up for a big hit with their new album, More Where That Came From. They laugh about what it’s like being related to Donny and Marie Osmond, how they became the dynamic duo they are today, (even accidentally becoming neighbors), and how they give the Great American Songbook a fresh sound.

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