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Lou Donaldson: Alligator Bogaloo a?' Blue Note 4263

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Alligator Bogaloo is very much a product of its time--1967--and it is extremely groovy. Start with the cover. A woman with crazy eye makeup wears a nutty hijab-like getup and is waving her arms like an early-day Bangle walking like an Egyptian. Tres psychedelic. Well, no surprise there. It's April 1...

Big Road Blues Show 2/22/15: You Got To Move – Blues Form The Newport Folk Festival Pt. 2

3 days agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Rev. Robert Wilkins, Newport, 1964 The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, backed by […]

Economics Daily Digest: Housing reform, west coast ports, Federal Reserve notes

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Set the Wayback Machine for Housing Finance Reform, But to When? (CLS Blue Sky...Show More Summary

Falcon Punch – Donald’s Bird (Free Download)

Like a perfect breeze of warm, southern air, Falcon Punch descends from the clouds to bless us with his latest in the form of ‘Donald’s Bird.’ A summery, mid-tempo cut from one of the the funkiest Blue Note albums of the 70?s, Flacon Punch does it justice with his Horizontal Disco update that’s chalk full […]

Lee Morgan a?' Volume 2: Sextet a?' Blue Note 1542

No one ever bought a record for its weird song titles. (And if they did, Iron Butterfly's psychedelic rock classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida would be the best seller of all time.) But still, Lee Morgan Volume 2: Sextet deserves some kind of award in that category. First, there are two songs written by virt...

Album Review: Punch Brothers, The Phosphorescent Blues

Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues In reviewing their 2010 album, Antifogmatic, I noted that Punch Brothers were “rapidly evolving into a string-band version of Radiohead.” That assessment comes to full fruition on The Phosphorescent Blues, at once the band’s most … Continue reading ?

Big Road Blues Show 2/15/15: Goodbye Newport Blues – Blues Form The Newport Folk Festival Pt. 1

Show Notes: Mississippi John Hurt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in July, 1964   The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder […]

Gig: Marcus Bonfanti – The Atkinson, Southport: Thursday, 26th February

British Blues hero Marcus Bonfanti appears at The Atkinson on Thursday, 26th February. From the first note of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” sixteen-year-old Marcus Bonfanti knew he wanted to be a guitar player. He spent his youth as a trumpet player in brass bands, working 12 hours a day in a kitchen to buy his […]

Bill Evans' 'Kind of Blue' Notes

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Most jazz fans know that pianist Bill Evans wrote the liner notes that appear on the back of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. What you probably don't know is that Evans' draft was worded slightly differently in places before he...

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by hues of blue.Recommended Reading:Shaadi: [Content Note: Misogyny; racism; gender policing; hetero- and ciscentrism] For Those of Us Who the World Is Not Ready, Qualified, Able, or Willing to Love: Happy...Show More Summary

Anthem hack is only tip of the iceberg for Medicare customers

File photo of the Anthem Blue Cross headquarters in Woodland Hills, California, on Feb. 9, 2010. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller, who writes widely on health and retirement, is here to provide...Show More Summary

Blues Singer Gladys Bentley Broke Ground With Marriage to a Woman in 1931

Editor’s note: For Black History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories cast a light on hidden or barely remembered episodes from the African-American past.

Jimmy Smith: Midnight Special a?' Blue Note 4078

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The history of jazz is filled with great pairs: m: Duke Ellington and m: Billy Strayhorn--m: Dizzy Gillespie and m: Charlie Parker--m: Dave Brubeck and m: Paul Desmond--m: Wayne Shorter and m: Joe Zawinul. Add...

Big Road Blues Show 2/8/15: Boogie In The Park – The One Man Band Tradition

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Daddy Stovepipe, Gennett Records Studio, 1924 Photograph From Talking Machine World > As Geoge Paulus wrote in the liner notes to an album by Blind Joe Hill: "The one-man blues band, like the jug band, has all but vanished from the streets and gin mills of the cities and towns." Indeed, there doesn't seem […]

Blackhawks beat Blues to end difficult trip on high note

2 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

ST. LOUIS — Coach Joel Quenneville minced no words when describing the Blackhawks' long journey that concluded Sunday at the Scottrade Center, calling it the "seven toughest road games you're ever going to see on any schedule."

Wynton Marsalis Takes Concertgoers Through a Symphony of Blues

Taking their seats, the symphony orchestra begins with a wave of the conductor’s baton, led by the cheerful sound of the piccolo and the rhythm of the drums—which the program notes is supposed to signify the American Revolution and the birth of the possibility of the blues.

Sonos revamps Wi-Fi speaker app, admits: 'We made things worse'

Controller app upgraded as Play:1 goes blue Sonos has upgraded its streaming Wi-Fi speaker app to meet customers’ pleas and is indulging in the Blue Note blues for jazz buffs.…

The Gentle Genius Behind the Greatest Jazz Label: Alfred Lion and Blue Note

Monday was the anniversary of Alfred Lion's death in 1987. The founder of Blue Note - the greatest jazz label of all time - Lion produced some nine hundred records, including Thelonious Monk's first recordings. As I shamelessly promote...Show More Summary

Sonos unveils limited edition Blue Note speaker to celebrate 75 years of jazz

Sonos has today unveiled its first limited edition speaker, the Play:1 Blue Note. Identical to the Play:1 but with a new lick of paint, this special limited edition speaker brings to the table an elegant new look with a gorgeous blue gradient effect. Show More Summary

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