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Jazz In The White House, Martha Redbone, iTunes Inheritance

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Fifty years ago, the Paul Winter Sextet was the first jazz act perform in the White House in 1962. Fifty years ago, the Paul Winter Sextet was the first jazz act perform in the White House in 1962. (courtesy of the artist)

Today on Soundcheck: The R&B singer Martha Redbone has set the poems of William Blake to the sounds of Appalachian folk music. Redbone performs some of that music in the studio.

Then, a look at a very 21st century problem: Where does your digital music collection go when you die? We talk with reporter Quentin Fottrell of SmartMoney.com and our resident copyright expert, Jonathan Reichman, a.k.a. The Copy Cat.

And saxophonist Paul Winter joins us to talk about how, 50 years ago today, his sextet brought jazz to the White House for the very first time, at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Martha Redbone: William Blake Meets Appalachian Folk

Soul singer Martha Redbone performs songs from her new record, which sets the poetry of William Blake with Appalachian folk music.

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When Jazz Came To The White House

Fifty years ago today, Paul Winter and his sextet brought jazz to the White House for the very first time. Those recordings are now available to hear. Winter reminisces about how it all happened.

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Gig Alert: Metz

Canadian punk band Metz plays at Mercury Lounge Monday night. Download the song "Headache."

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