NPR interviews Michael Corcoran on ‘forgotten’ influential pianist Arizona Dranes

Arizona Dranes.  If it doesn’t ring a bell, this name is surely a must-add to your list of Black church music greats. Read and/or listen to the NPR interview with writer Michael Corcoran to find out why some of secular music’s most thrilling pianists may not have reached their zeniths without her artistic influence: Arizona Dranes, Forgotten Mother of the Gospel Beat.