Before we dig into this week's highlights, we'd like to bring attention to #theshowmustbepausedthe group that organized Blackout Tuesday, the music industry's response to the murders of countless Black Americans. In case you missed it, please visit their website. There are a several ways to support their cause and you can find a number of useful links at the bottom of their homepage.
Peggy Lee threefer: Read Tish Oney's latest Anatomy of a Standard then check out her ultimate Peggy Lee playlist. And while you're at it, learn more about Tish's new book, Peggy Lee: A Century of Song (Rowman & Littlefield). It's an in-depth examination of Lee's musical legacy, vocal development, and artistic contributions in music, film, radio and television.
Mr. P.C.... He's All About Jazz's acerbic answer to Ann Landers and his professional advice has impacted thousands of careers worldwide. He's also a riot for us fans. Dive into the Mr. P.C.'s Guide to Jazz Etiquette and Bandstand Decorum archive which dates back to 2009 here.
Latest contest giveaway: Ropeadope!
Louis and Fabian, better known as the cats from Ropeadope Records, have included guitarist Will Bernard's Freelance Subversives as part of the prize package. Not familiar with Will's music, read our review of Freelance Subversiveshere.
Click here to enter the Ropeadope Records giveaway.
Launched the other week, our Instagram page just reached 1,000 followers. If you're an Instagram user, please consider following us at @allaboutjazznearyou. This week, Eric is featuring Civil Rights albums and songs, starting with Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. He's also looking for your feedback and suggestions, so post away! Posted to Publisher's Desk IN THE All About Jazz GROUP Read more posts by Michael Ricci
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