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'Harlem On My Mind' Catherine Russell

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May 11, 2017 Updated May 19, 2017

Catherine Russell revisits the music from Harlem's heyday on a new album, recently nominated for a GRAMMY.

Our feature album this week on ABC Jazz is Catherine Russell's Harlem On My Mind. She's the daughter of Louis Armstrong's longtime musical director Luis Russell, and on this release she conjurs vocal greats like Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith - focusing on songs from yesteryear with some lesser-known standards on the tracklist. The recording was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2017.

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Harlem on My Mind' (Irving Berlin)
2. 'I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me' (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh)
3. 'Swing! Brother, Swing!' (Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond, Clarence Williams)
4. 'The Very Thought of You' (Ray Noble)
5. 'You've Got the Right Key But the Wrong Keyhole' (Eddie Green, Clarence Williams)
6. 'Don't Take Your Love from Me' (Henry Nemo)
7. 'Blue Turning Grey Over You' (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
8. 'You're My Thrill' (Sydney Claire, Jay Gorney)
9. 'I Want a Man' (Herman-Chessler-Merrof)
10. 'When Lights Are Low' (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
11. 'Talk to Me' (Joe Seneca)
12. 'Let Me Be the First to Know' (Leroy Kirkland, Dinah Washington, Pearl Woods)

CD: Harlem On My Mind by Catherine Russell (Jazz Village 579004); audio from preview available for 1 month after broadcast.
Image: PIAS Classic USA
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For other people named Catherine Russell, see Catherine Russell (disambiguation). Catherine Russell (born 17th April 1965 in London) is a British stage, television and screen actress. Personal life: Catherine Russell is the daughter of actor Nicholas Smith and his wife Mary. She is married to film producer Richard Holmes and they have two children, Sam and Poppy. She trained at the Central...

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