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John Szwed
JOHN SZWED appearing in 10 shows and/or playlists

JOHN SZWED

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH JOHN SZWED

FROM THE SHOW: AFTER THE STORM VI: CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS

From the show "After the Storm VI: Christmas in New Orleans" originally aired on December 21st, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: MLK: SOUNDS AND SPIRITS

From the show "MLK: Sounds and Spirits" originally aired on January 15th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: MLK: SOUNDS AND SPIRITS

From the show "MLK: Sounds and Spirits" originally aired on January 14th, 2004

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

We follow Billie Holiday from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

We Billie Holiday from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

For Billie Holiday's centennial celebration, we follow her from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

For Billie Holiday's centennial celebration, we follow her from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

AFTER THE STORM VI: CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS

Sleigh Bells will be ringing in New Orleans, and there will be plenty of great seasonal music as well. Plus, jazz writer and musicologist John Szwed talks about the Jelly Roll Morton Library of Congress recordings.

MLK: SOUNDS AND SPIRITS

Honoring the late Civil Rights leader with two hours of songs and stories in his spirit from inspiring leaders in music past and present. Harry Belafonte--a confidant of MLK-- recalls his career in music and social activism, including the "Anthology of African-American Music." Plus tales of one of jazz's great eccentrics - Sun Ra - remembered by band members Marshall Allen and Michael Ray, and biographer John Szwed.

MLK: SOUNDS AND SPIRITS

Honoring the late Civil Rights leader with two hours of songs and stories in his spirit from inspiring leaders in music past and present. Harry Belafonte--a confidant of MLK-- recalls his career in music and social activism, including the recently available "Anthology of African-American Music." Plus tales of one of jazz's great eccentrics -- Sun Ra -- remembered by band members Marshall Allen and Michael Ray, and biographer John Szwed.

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