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4/9/12

Perusing back pages...


As this blog gets older and crammed with more stuff, it becomes easier to overlook entries that might interest, amuse, or enrage you. This, therefore, is a little time machine, a link to past entries that might have escaped you. I will change the link about twice a month. This retro entry will take you to my recollection of a seance to which I was sent by the late Bill Grauer over fifty years ago, when I was working at Riverside Records. I hope you like it and that you will use the option to comment. Here's the link to Hey, Bix! Bessie!

1 comment:

  1. arlo.hoffman@gmail.comApril 15, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    chris:
    thanks for being a source of such treasures. you've given me a window for my semi-relevant query (back pages). I noticed a while back, a mention of a Christmas card from Lee Wiley in a video of yours. I'm in the process of collecting pieces of her elusive history, with an eventual aim of promoting her under-appreciated contributions to musical history (& at times, genius). if you're willing, I'd love to be privileged to hear any stories or thoughts you have about her. also, I've collected some good articles, but haven't been able to locate the one book solely dedicated to her I've heard tell of: 'Lee Wiley: a bio-discography', by Len Selk and Gus Kuhlman. it's at the rutgers library of congress jazz branch, but I won't be in or around new york for a few months, and I want a copy (!), if you know of any great jazz book resources... sorry to be long-winded.

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