Author Archives: peterblowry

ODDENDA & SUCH: #106

  I finally broke down and did it, folks!   I must confess, there was one other pressie that I bought for myself after the Xmas (2016) insanity had passed by besides the book on Morris Levy (O&S #91). After … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #88

The APOLLO, 1966 It was in the fall of 1964 that I first timidly ventured backstage at the fabled Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem to meet B.B. King. A major (and successful) first attempt at connecting with a … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: No.105.

My Best Friend. The best friend I’ve never actually met, in truth. Mike Hotz was sixty and still considered young enough to be “young” by one of my age (77).  He had a blues radio show in Adelaide for next … Continue reading

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SAVORY MUSIC

Since the I.A.J.R.C. has folded its tents and stopped publishing its quarterly journal, I no longer have an outlet for my jazz writings, so I’ll post reviews and comments in this web site along with my “Backward Glances” columns. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES: #6

“Backward Glances” – #6             All my LP records were in storage in NJ (beginning in 1994), and I have recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States (NW NJ) in … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES: #5

“Backward Glances” – #5   All my LP records were in storage in NJ beginning in 1994, and I have recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States (NW NJ) in late … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #104

“An accidental folklorist!” During my decades in the blues trenches, as it were, I was able to accomplish a number of admirable things over that time beginning in the mid-sixties, things of which I am extremely proud. The record label … Continue reading

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