Episode 12: Laughing at Life, track by track! "Creole Love Call"
We assumed that "Creole Love Call" was originally intended to be a strictly instrumental performance. But Adelaide Hall, who had a huge hit with this tune 90 years ago in 1927 (!!!), told a great story as to how she came to sing with Duke Ellington's orchestra:
MISTY WATERCOLOR MEMORIES...
Not only did Amy get to trade with Wycliffe on our recording, she got to duet with bass legend Christian McBride when we performed at the Jazz Standard. Duchess Honey Bun Barry Graubart captured the moment (Amy's out of frame, but the looks on everybody's faces speak volumes about how much fun it was!)