Posted on April 10, 2019April 14, 2019 by John SinclairRoots & Branches 42: Germaine Bazzle Special The great musician, singer, and educator Germaine Bazzle is another wonder of New Orleans. At age 87 she performs two sets every Sunday with her 21st-century band of Larry Sieberth piano, Peter Harris bass, and Simon Lott drums. Join us in our first hour with her as Germaine tells of her childhood in the 7th Ward and the then-new Lafitte housing projects—“Tennis, Swimming, Second-Lines”—to her student days at Xavier prep and learning to scat from ebop instrumentals and her first gigs. She sings “One of Those Things”, “Route 66”, “Mood Indigo” and “There Is No Greater Love.” We also hear Bunk Johnson, Sidney Bechet, Papa Celestine, Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra, Charlie Parke’s Re-Boppers, J.J. Johnson, Woody Herman’s Third Herd, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, and June Christy. The John Sinclair Foundation Presents GERMAINE BAZZLE SPECIAL ROOTS & BRANCHES 42 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, April 11, 2019  Germaine Bazzle: Just One of Those Things Bunk Johnson with Sidney Bechet: Milneburg Joys Sidney Bechet: Really The Blues Papa Celestine: Didn’t He Ramble Germaine Bazzle: Route 66 Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra: St Louis Blues Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers: Now’s The Time J.J. Johnson: Bemsha Swing Stan Getz: Peanut Vendor Woody Herman’s Third Herd: [Unidentified Selection] Carmen McRae: Passing Fancy > Yesterdays June Christie: Something Cool Germaine Bazzle: Just One of Those Things Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers: KoKo The Mills Brothers: Sweet Sue Germaine Bazzle: Mood Indigo Germaine Bazzle: There Is No Greater Love A JOINT PRODUCTION Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair Executive Producer: Steve Pratt © 2019 Don Paul. Used with permission.