Archive for the 'Vocal' Category

Nancy Wilson

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Pate’s Place can’t find enough adjectives to introduce you to a very elegant lady, Miss Nancy Wilson. Day in, Day Out/An Older Man Is Like An Elegant Wine (on R.S.V.P. – Rare Songs, Very Personal) Happy Talk / Save Your Love For Me (on Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley) Wave / I’m Always drunk In San […]

Mel Torme

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Another birthday (Sept 13th) – lets celebrate some more!! Liza and If You Could See Me Now both on Velvet & Brass Send In the Clowns on One Hour With Mel Torme and A House Is Not A Home on Mel Torme, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass In The Still Of the Night on […]

Remembering John Levy

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Today we salute a person who did a lot of work but in a role that doesn’t get a lot of recognition. Personal managers play a vital role in building artists’ careers and John Levy was one of the most respected managers in the business. Let’s listen to some tracks by just a few of […]

Dianne Reeves

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

This program features a young lady who has picked up where Billie, Carmen, Ella, Sarah, and Shirley left off. We don’t think she realizes how good she is. You’ll be singing her praises once you hear Dianne Reeves sing. Lullaby Of Birdland (On The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan) Embraceable You (On The Calling: Celebrating Sarah […]

Sarah Vaughan

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Divine One would have celebrated her 88th birthday on March 27 (born 1924) but she left us way too soon, dying just a few days after her 66th birthday (April 3, 1990). If you click on the photo of Sarah at the bottom of this post, it will take you to the Wikipedia entry […]

Clare Fischer, R.I.P.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

This show was posted last Fall when Clare Fischer celebrated his 83rd birthday on October 22, 2011. We wished him a very happy day and thanked him for all his musical gifts that he has given us. That thanks still applies! This is a gentleman who can be called a musical genius. He was way […]

Joe Williams

Monday, December 12th, 2011

This gentleman (and I do mean “gentleman”) left us much too soon. Joe Williams was one of the most versatile singers to approach a microphone. Listen up and you’ll see where we’re coming from on this edition of Pate’s Place. (By the way, December 12th, 2011 would have been his 93rd birthday. Here’s to you, […]

Marlena Shaw

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Once you’ve heard Marlena Shaw, you’ll never forget her. This lady has a definite style that will stay with you. (P.S. Today happens to be her birthday.) Dangerous (the title track on Dangerous) You’ve Changed/ Oo Wee, Baby (You’ve Changed is on Jimmy Smith’s Sum Serious Blues; Oo Wee is on Dangerous) Love Is In […]

Billie & Ella & Carmen

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Three High Priestesses of the Jazz Vocal Tradition, all born during the month of April: Billie Holliday on April 7th, Carmen McRae on April 8th, and Ella Fitzgerald on April 25th — here’s to the Ladies. Lover, Come Back To Me on Billie’s Fine and Mellow: Golden Classics, followed by Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered on […]

Diana Krall

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This show features Diana Krall, a wonderfully talented singer and pianist. Come Dance With Me on From This Moment On and Only Trust Your Heart on Only Trust Your Heart From This Moment On on From This Moment On and I’ve Got You Under My Skin on When I Look In Your Eyes Broadway on […]