Leonard Lopate at Large: Arlene Corsano

On Leonard Lopate at Large, Leonard talks with biographer Arlene Corsano about Rose Marie McCoy, one of the only African-American women to be part of the legendary Brill Building songwriting scene.

On today’s show you will hear about this songwriter who composed hits for legendary artists like Big Maybelle, James Brown, Ruth Brown, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Bette Midler, Elvis Presley and Ike and Tina Turner.


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