Category Archives: JAZZ


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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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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VARIOUS ARTISTS Jazz on Disques Vogue                                                                                                                                    Sony Music/Disques Vogue/Legacy 88725443772 This box is just what it says it is: “LEGACY ressuscite les trésors du jazz enregistrés en 33t (25 et 30 cm) sur le prestigieux label VOGUE. 35 chefs-d’oeuvre du … Continue reading

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THE MACE FRANCIS ORCHESTRA                                                                                         Music For Average Photography                                                                                       listen/here (no #) Mace Francis – com/arr;; Ricki Malet, Callum G’Froerer, Matthew McGlynn – tpt; Blake Phillips, Jame Cross, Rob Coleman – tbn; Ben Collins, Dan Hart, Brett Smith, Mark Sprogowski … Continue reading

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Big Box Sales

Hey, Hey… It’s BOXing Day!! OK, so maybe the title is a bit on the hokey side, but there’s a reason. ’Tis the season, and all that sort of stuff, and this piece is to give you, dear reader, some … Continue reading

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