Friday, December 17, 2010

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's this week's wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:

* Should have linked to it on Wednesday, but singer Jane Monheit was interviewed for an article by the Post-Dispatch's Calvin Wilson published earlier this week. Monheit continues at Jazz at the Bistro through tomorrow night.

* DJ and historian Dennis Owsley muses about holiday themed jazz for his December post on St. Louis magazine's arts blog Look/Listen.

* And speaking of holiday jazz, Don Wolff just posted word that he's showcasing a sleigh-full of seasonal songs in the current edition of his Internet radio program "I Love Jazz."

* Singer Erin Bode's most recent CD Photograph was reviewed for by Dan Bilawsky.

* Supporters of the current effort to purchase and restore the Goldenrod Showboat have produced a short video on the history of the boat, which spent 53 years on the St. Louis riverfront and served as the site of many traditional jazz and ragtime performances. You can see the video in the embedded window below.

* The St. Louis-based blues label Broke & Hungry Records will celebrate its fifth anniversary early next year with the release of a two-CD collection called Mistakes Were Made: Five Years of Raw Blues, Damaged Livers & Questionable Business Decisions. The 30-song compilation will feature 15 tracks drawn from the label's catalog, plus 15 previously unreleased cuts from rural Mississippi performers such as Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Wesley Jefferson, Pat Thomas, Terry "Big T" Williams, Bill Abel, The Mississippi Marvel and Terry "Harmonica" Bean.

(Edited after posting.)

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