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Sophisticated Ladies & Red Hot Mommas

‘The Last of the Red Hot Mommas,’ Sophie Tucker wasn't the first woman to build a career telling off-color jokes and belting out bawdy songs. Inspired by Deep South blues queens, Tucker blazed a trail for other finger-shaking hotties—from Bessie Smith to Tina Turner.

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Fats, Hoagy & W.C. Handy: Music Made in America

Celebrating 20 years on public radio from San Antonio's Pearl Stable, Vernel Bagneris, Topsy Chapman and Shelly Berg join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and delve into the legacy of three jazz ‘superheroes’—Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and W.C. Handy.

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