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Mary Lou Williams

Clouds of Joy

by Rich Conaty

The first "Big Broadcast" after a fundraiser is usually calm and music-driven. That can be predicted safely for tonight, since it was recorded on Tuesday. It will include "thank you" mentions that couldn't be managed last week (oh, for just a few dozen more!), some quality requests, and five solid birthdays. May is an amazing month: Bing, Kate Smith, Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, King Oliver, Fats Waller, Al Jolson, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw! Tonight Fred Astaire, Billy Cotton, Alice Faye, Red Nichols and Mary Lou Williams will be saluted.