Roots & 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
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, April 11, 2019 [19200]
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
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.