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    Warne Marsh: Dec. 1975

    Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 8.45.34 PMWhenever I put on a Warne Marsh recording, I don't think of him as a jazz musician.

    Tony Bennett: Pennies in '58

    Written by Marc Myers

    Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:35

    Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 7.12.22 PMOn Sunday, June 29, 1958, Tony Bennett appeared on NBC's Steve Allen Show to sing two songs. The first, Young and Warm and Wonderful, had been released weeks earlier by Tony on Columbia and reached #23 on the Billboard pop chart.

    Dennis Coffey: In the D

    Written by Marc Myers

    Monday, 23 January 2017 10:51

    Dennis-coffeyIn 1972, guitarist Dennis Coffey had a hit with the funk-soul instrumental Scorpio, which reached #6 on the Billboard pop chart.

    Boy! What a Girl!: 1947

    By 1946, African-American casts were making musical films geared for theater distribution nationwide, not just movie houses in African-American communities.

    Gene Kurpa: Drummer Man

    Written by Marc Myers

    Friday, 13 January 2017 10:34

    To fully appreciate the power and bop of Gene Krupa's band and his drumming in 1947, I thought the full short of Drummer Man would do the trick. It features Carolyn Grey on vocal, Tommy Lucas on alto sax, Bill Baker on piano and one heck of a trumpet section that likely featured John Bello, Ray Triscari, Gordon Boswell and Dick Dale...

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