Category Archives: ARTICLES

ODDENDA & SUCH: #97

Back page P.O.V. Last year about this time I was in The States with my son dealing with all my “stuff[1]” in a storage unit in northern NJ. We had finally purchased a place of our own near Sydney and … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH – #96

FLORIDA FIELD RECORDINGS – I’ve been reading Zora Neal Hurston’s OF MULES AND MEN lately (as one does!), plus I’ve been digging into my Flyright LPs of LofC[1] materials that are finally reunited with me, pulling out the 1935 Lomax/Barnicle/Hurston … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #95

HeLa – the book The book in question here is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS written by Rebecca Skloot and published in 2010 by Crown. It has gotten lots of publicity even down here and even an Oprah Winfrey … Continue reading

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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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