At one time, songs had lyrics and they had melodies. At some point, singers began to throw away the words AND the melodies, and the result was some of the most exciting, mouth-curling improvised music ever. Sara Fishko has been listening to scat-singers, and that’s the subject of this edition of the Fishko Files...
Some great recordings:
Young Anita, Anita O'Day - The Solo Sides
The Rhythm Boys, Harry Barris | Bing Crosby | Al Rinker
Swingin' Easy, Sarah Vaughan
The Complete Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife LIVE