Category Archives: ARTICLES

ODDENDA & SUCH: #94

Joe Fields, a driving force in the jazz music business for over 50 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.  He was 88 years old. Joe was born in Jersey City, N.J. in 1929 and raised in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #93

Rev. Pearly Brown,; Jim Pettigrew; Christine Brown- Americus, GA, 1971 (courtesy Juana Haroldson) BIG JIM   One of my functions/duties is to tell the world of the demise of certain individuals connected with my life’s work in black music. Usually, … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH #92

Missed Opportunities The music business is a massive crap-shoot where talent is no requisite for success, and can often even get in the way of possible success. The income possibilities can be very lucrative, but the odds are generally stacked … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: # 91

Blasts from the past? … sort of! My first holiday gift to/from myself this year was a new book – Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy, written by Richard Carlin*. It’s a biography of one of the more notorious … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #90

Is it FESTIVUS time again? OK, it’s year’s end for 2016 and I missed Festivus once again (another senior moment!), but there are still complaints I’d like to vent regardless, even if out of season. I have managed to live … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #89

Black Frank & Muddy Waters – [Nikon F-2; Tri-X] Having recently been reunited with my photographic negatives and prints, I have many a point from which to tell a story or two in the future! This is one of my … 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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