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Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story

Read "Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

There is a story told of the last night of an iconic jazz club in Philadelphia in 1966. The bandleader-owner, it was said, had been called away prior to closing. He was unable to return before the end of the last set. Walking back, he watched the crowd filing out. Some, I am told, had tears ...


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Sonny Dunham: Memories of You

Sonny Dunham: Memories of You

Shortly after Andy Razaf and Eubie Blake's Memories of You was performed in the Blackbirds of 1930 revue, the song was recorded by vocalist Ethel Waters in August 1930 for the Columbia label. Duke Ellington soon followed in early October with an RCA release featuring Dick Robertson on vocal. Two weeks later, Louis Armstrong and His ...


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