At midnight on the Group Harmony Review, I'll have a special presentation of the ladies of R&B, including their roots, related areas and influences. Expect a dazzling lineup that includes Ruth Brown, Little Esther, Ella Fitzgerald (pictured), Vicki Burgess, Ruth McFadden, Bette McLauren, Candy Rivers and many more. Throughout February, the focus has been on Black History Month too.
At midnight, I begin the first of four February shows celebrating Black History Month and the roots of 1950s R&B vocal group harmony, examining its influence on pop, blues, gospel, jazz and swing on the musical landscape. Expect to hear classics from the Five Keys, Ravens, the Delta Rhythm Boys (pictured), Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots, the Charioteers, the Marshall Brothers and other Group Harmony Review favorites.