Category Archives: JAZZ

Backward Glances – #3

“Backward Glances” – #3 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 in late 2016. Ergo, this … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES #2

Backward Glances” – #2    All my LP records were placed in storage in NJ beginning in 1994, and I have only recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States in late … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES – #1

“Backward Glances”  – #1   All my LP records were placed in storage in NJ beginning in 1994 (the horror, the horror!), and I have only recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to … Continue reading

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EDDIE VINSON

Muse MR 5310 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “Sings the Blues” [1985]          This is a lot different to my previous Vinson set… all vocals! Not quite a greatest hits package, it does cherry pick from three Vinson albums for Joe. … Continue reading

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The Clean Machine

Muse MR 5116 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “The Clean Machine” [1978] Eddie Vinson… Mr. Cleanhead… a name that conjures up the image of a bald-headed blues singer popular during the fifties. It’s a truthful image, but an incomplete one, for … 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: #87 – the Record Men

RECORD MAKERS and BREAKERS: Voices of the Independent Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneers John Broven University of Illinois Press (2009) Urbana & Chicago. RALPH PEER and the Making of Popular Roots Music Barry Mazor Chicago Review Press (2015) Chicago COWBOYS AND … Continue reading

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