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Interviewing jazz singer and songwriter Oscar Brown, Jr.
Terkel comments and presents a musical performance by Jimmy McPartland and Bud Freeman
Studs interviews Jimmy McPartland, Jazz performer. McPartland speaks about his career and his wife, Marian, who is also a Jazz performer. McPartland names southern black artists, Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and Big Spider Back as major influences on his music. All musical numbers are removed from this edited version of the original recording.
Jimmy McPartland and Buddy Tate share stories of working with different musicians throughout their career and explain why Kansas City musicians are recognizable from other musicians. Music is played throughout from both of the musicians: "Logan Square"- Jimmy McPartland & Art Hodes, "When I'm Blue"- Buddy Tate, "I'm Coming Virginia"- Jimmy McPartland, "Kansas City Joys"- Buddy Tate, "Singin' the Blues Till My Daddy Comes Home"- Jimmy McPartland, "Tickle Toe"- Buddy Tate, "Riverboat Shuffle"- Jimmy McPartland, "Sunday"- Buddy Tate.
Bradley Parker Sparrow discusses his musical influences and growing up as a self taught jazz musician and composer. He also discusses the rigidity of the classical music world and how he likes to improvise with that music. His songs from the album "Latin Black" are played: "Latin Black Funk", "Latin Black Agagio", "Bur-wiser", and "Looking for Duke". "Reflections in D" by Duke Ellington and "Cleopatra's Dream" by Bud Powell are also played. Songs have been removed on this file for copyright reasons.