From The Archive June 27, 2021 – Joe Lee – “Sweet Lorraine”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing some great jazz from a Jonesboro jazz master.

First I helped Joe Lee digitize some of hs Alley hits for his “Sounds Of The Sixties” CD. We developed a good working arrangement so he invited me to work with him on another CD. This would be a jazz CD featuring songs he had recorded at Alley and also a live performance of “What’s New”.

As we collected the material from his master tapes I realized we were doing something important. These Joe Lee arrangements and performances archive an era of swing jazz that’s an important part of music history.

I didn’t make the recordings but Vivian and I worked hard to assure that the best possible quality went on the CD, both the music and the cover art. Joe was appreciative and he gave me coproducer credits on the album. We went on from there to coproduce another album I did record, “Boppin’ At The Forest”, but that’s a story for another From The Archives episode.

Here he is now, Joe Lee, singing a jazz standard released on his “Swings On” album, “Sweet Lorraine”.


And that’s Joe Lee singing “Sweet Lorraine” from his Joe Lee “Swings On” album.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear more Joe Lee as well as Paul Motian, Kenny Garrett, and Yamile Burich.

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