Jay McShann: Goin’ to Kansas City

Kansas City blues and jazz legend Jay McShann is still making records, well into his 80s. On Grammy-nominated "Goin’ to Kansas City," McShann is joined by Duke Robillard, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson and others. These profiles, produced from interviews by Stony Plains Records’ Holger Petersen, find the famous band leader and innovator talking about his music and the scene in pre-war Kansas City.
Goin' to Kansas City
Released: 1/1/2004
All Jay McShann profiles…
Kansas City
Jay McShann says liquor-hunting sheriffs pushed him to come to Kansas City.
Blues Came Last
Jay McShann recalls how he used different singers and arranged the music in his sets.
Confessin’ The Blues
Jay McShann recalls recording his first hit – this version features Maria Muldaur.
ParkerTheSleuth
Jay McShann says a young Charlie Parker was always looking for good players.
Bird
The "official" and true story of how Charlie Parker became known as "Bird."
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