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Bowie by O’Neill

An article promoting the immanent release of this book (H/T Richie said). He also brought a dog on to the set, which jumped up in shock at the flash of the strobe lighting, perfectly capturing the kind of avant garde chaos Bowie had intended for his dystopian album, influenced by George Orwell’s 1984. David Bowieelizabeth…

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls really is a “Jesus of Cool” — I’m puzzled as to why so many people (Rawls included) have thought that Sinatra was a great singing talent (a sacrilegious view I realize) — Rawls has THE style and voice, a fantastic baritone! To Sinatra’s credit he admitted as much: Thus, talent and dedication, rather than marketing…

Herb Hardesty @ Jazz Fest

The very excellent Keith Spera reports on day 2: Hardesty is best known for his many decades in the Fats Domino band. His tenor is featured on the original recordings of many Domino classics, “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday” and “Ain’t That a Shame” among them. As Domino’s bandleader, Hardesty was known for his explosive, acrobatic solos.…