Rhythm & Blues

By March 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Hendrix and other dead things, like jazz.

(above) Audio file of Jimi Hendrix playing on the the 1965 Isley Brothers recording “Testify”. Jimi Hendrix’s People, Hell and Angels collection has been out for a week now, and with the dust from that event settled, one can make a couple of observations. It’s a mostly-unremarkable set of studio odds and ends from the […]

By February 13, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

Soupy Sales, jazz legend?

We have no idea why this popped into our consciousness today, but we thought we’d talk a bit about Soupy Sales. For those of you who are baby boomers around 60 years old, you’ll remember him for his daytime kids show on ABC, Lunch with Soupy, or perhaps from his many TV game-show appearances and […]

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Donald Byrd dead, like jazz, at 80.
By February 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Donald Byrd dead, like jazz, at 80.

Detroit-bred trumpeter Donald Byrd, one of the leading figures in 1950’s jazz, and a prominent participant in pop music and academia in the years after that, has died at the age of 80. The Detroit Free Press ran one of the more lengthy obits yesterday. Read it here. In contrast to the esteem in which […]