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Wynonie Harris

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Sun Ra: Ten Great AfroFuturist Albums

Read "Sun Ra: Ten Great AfroFuturist Albums" reviewed by Chris May


With one hundred and twenty five albums to his name, not including reissues, any attempt to compile a Sun Ra Top Ten is a pretty ludicrous endeavour. There is simply too much great music from which to choose and way too much to put to one side. So the honour roll which follows should be regarded ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Peter Jones


Considering he reached the ripe old age of 37 before recording an album, Jon Hendricks' jazz legacy is remarkable. Although a singer, in his head he was more of an instrumentalist. When he improvised, he would imitate the tenor saxophone, the flute, the trombone, or the double-bass. His professional singing career lasted from 1932, when he ...

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Article: Hardly Strictly Jazz

Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1

Read "Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1" reviewed by Skip Heller


Author's note: Michael Ricci has ordained me with the power to come to you once a month and throw a little information your way. A lot of great music falls through the cracks, often enough because the people who make it don't live comfortably in some nice categorical box. If you're someone who prefers music to ...

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News: Recording

Alligator Records Begins 40th Anniversary Celebration with New Shemekia Copeland & Roomful of Blues

As 2011 kicks off, Alligator Records, the company The Washington Post calls “the premiere blues label in the United States," celebrates its 40th anniversary. The celebration kicks off with the January 18 release of Hook, Line & Sinker from the kings of horn-driven swing, jump blues and early rock 'n' roll, Roomful of Blues, and Deluxe ...

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Battle Of The Blues

Label: King Records (3)
Released: 1987
Track listing: Boogie At Midnight; Big Town; Bar Room Blues; Love Don't Love Nobody; Miss Fanny Brown; Lolly Pop Mama; I've Got The Last Laugh Now; Bloodshot Eyes; Good Rockin' Tonight; Loving Machine; Shake That Thing; I Feel That Old Age Coming On; All She Wants To Do Is Rock; Good Morning Judge;

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Confessin' The Blues / Bloodshot Eyes

Label: King Records
Released: 1951

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Bloodshot Eyes / Confessin' The Blues

Label: King Records
Released: 1951

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That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch/Baby Look At You

Label: King Records
Released: 1945

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Cock-A-Doodle-Doo / Yonder Goes My Baby

Label: King Records
Released: 1945


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