[Eighty-six-year-old American jazz singer and songwriter Sheila Jordan talks about her first exposure to jazz in Detroit, growing up dirt poor in Pennsylvania coal country, struggling to feel confident about her work, and being attacked by other white people because she hung out with black musicians and artists].

Eighty-six-year-old American jazz singer and songwriter Sheila Jordan, subject of the new biography, "Jazz child: a portrait of Sheila Jordan," talks about her first exposure to jazz in Detroit, growing up dirt poor in Pennsylvania coal country, struggling to feel confident about her work, and bein...

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Corporate Author: National Public Radio (U.S.)
Other Authors: Jordan, Sheila, 1928- (Interviewee)
Westervelt, Eric (Reporter)
Language:English
Published: [2014]
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Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (7 min., 47 sec.) : digital, WAV file.
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Eighty-six-year-old American jazz singer and songwriter Sheila Jordan, subject of the new biography, "Jazz child: a portrait of Sheila Jordan," talks about her first exposure to jazz in Detroit, growing up dirt poor in Pennsylvania coal country, struggling to feel confident about her work, and being attacked by other white people because she hung out with black musicians and artists. Excerpts of Jordan's music is heard. On the show "All things considered."
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Call Number:Voice 27719
Playing Time:00:07:47
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Broadcast on NPR, Nov. 30, 2014.