Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Session: May 22, 2016

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* He's got four million doo-wop 45s for sale, but browsers beware (Philadelphia Inquirer)
* The Current's 893 Essential Albums (Minnesota Public Radio)
* Just How Good a Singer Was Dean Martin? (The Daily Beast)
* I’ve sold all my CDs. Can I live without those cracked plastic cases of magic and memories? (The Guardian UK)
* Our Hero and His Blues: Celebrating Albert Murray (Los Angeles Review of Books)
* The Taboo of Injury and Disability in Music (
* Tape recording was introduced 70 years ago today (
* Listen up: James West forever changed the way we hear the world (
* This Legendary Composer Writes Music for 100-Guitar Ensembles (Esquire)
* Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition (NPR)
* The Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups. Now They Are Left To Dance With The Giants (
* Overdue Ovation for George Lewis - An artistic academic, a soulful technologist (Jazz Times)
* Why a newspaper trashed its own opera review (Washington Post)
* Without Jazz and Blues, There's No Americana (The Atlantic)
* A Blues for Albert Murray (The Nation)
* Interview: Organist & Musician Dr. Lonnie Smith (PBS/The Tavis Smiley Show)
* Rahsaan Roland Kirk Documentary To Be Released May 31 (DownBeat)
* Exclusive Interview: Eddie Palmieri Discusses ‘Harlem River Drive’ + Forthcoming Record (
* Moral Rights for Musicians: A Primer (
* Glenn Branca's Really Experimental Music: Why the Composer Is Still Punk After All These Years (
* Theo Croker Brings the Funk to NYC’s Samsung 837 (DownBeat)
* House of Cards - Why Alaskan musicians are singing the blues (Anchorage Press)
* At 80, Carla Bley Keeps Looking Towards The Next Composition (NPR)
* Tony Bennett’s son is new US head of Universal classics and jazz (
* Miller, Bunnett, Carrington Bring Flair to Mary Lou Williams Festival (DownBeat)
* A Five-Time Grammy Winner Explains Why YouTube are Total Scumbags (
* The inside story of when Run‑DMC met Aerosmith and changed music forever (Washington Post)
* Thirteen Prayers: Kamasi Washington's Favourite Albums (The Quietus)
* Interview: Dr. Cornel West & Afro-Cuban Jazz Musician Arturo O’Farrill Explore Music & Activism (Vibe)
* A Hidden Times Square Sound Installation Returns to Full Hum (
* How Bugs Bunny and ‘Kill the Wabbit’ Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars (Wall Street Journal)

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