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Crate Digging Adventures

I’ve been saving my record store trips for the monthly wrap ups, but OH MY GOSH, I cannot wait! The roommate and I decided to stop by Garnick’s after lunch and they had just received a large shipment in from a radio station. 196 more words

Most Importantly - The Vinyl

Dinah Washington - Make Me a Present of You (between 1955 & 1961)

Welcome to what might be on the edge of this blog. “Make Me a Present of You” is a song by Joe Greene here in Dinah Washingtons version.

Dinah Washingtons – Vocal

New Jazz United

Music That's Never Played the Same Way Once

I read a lot of books about jazz, some of them my own and others from whatever library is closest in one place or another. At the moment, I’m in a jazz-starved corner of Utah where any mention I make of “jazz” is met with “Yeah, it’s a great team.” Why Utah would choose to name its professional basketball team after music that’s hardly known here from the look of things is beyond me. 679 more words


Happy Birthday, Dinah

I first met Dinah Washington in a bar.  In the winter of 1995 she’d been dead for more years than I’d been alive (and almost for as long as she’d been alive).   520 more words

What a Difference a Day Makes / Now's the Time

Today is the birthday of two of the greats in American music!

One of them is the preeminent saxophone player of the bebop era, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker! 109 more words


Dinah Washington on the road

Dinah Washington spent her youth on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, where she sang in church from the age of ten.

She gave her first secular public performance in a Chicago nightclub at the age of 18, and soon came to the attention of the bandleader… 91 more words


August 29 in history

708 Copper coins were minted in Japan for the first time.

1350  Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeated a Castilian fleet of 40 ships. 644 more words