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Sidney Bechet: klarneto Satchmo

Jo tėvas vertėsi siuvėjo amato, o vyresnysis brolis buvo praktikuojantis dantų technikas. Visa šeima, įskaitant dar tris brolius, grojo džiazą. Kadangi šeima gyvenam Naujojo Orleano prancūzų kvartale, laikėsi tiems žmonėms įprastesnio tradicinio orleaniško, kreoliško skambesio. 1,250 more words


Spent the week shuttling between teaching and editing, and also managed to see a movie-themed musical (of which more later) and visited the Bill Forsyth Archive, in the keeping of Edinburgh University Library. 896 more words


The girls of the -------- seem so sweet to me I now think because there is absolutely no hustle for money

The girls of the ——– seem so sweet to me, I now think, because there is absolutely no hustle for money, as it is the last place left with no private dances. 395 more words

Chateau Des Milandes, part one

This is by far one of my favourite Chateaus in the Perigord Noir, and because of this we did take quite a few photographs which I have divided into two sections-part one and part two. 527 more words


So We Got a Dog

Meet Pepper.

She’s the newest member of our family, and she’s fitting in marvelously. Pepper is probably a Schnauzer mix, but my dad would call her a Heinz 57. 1,035 more words


Saturday playlist: Black women banned by the Beeb

This week’s playlist is drawn from the Wikipedia list of songs banned by the BBC. (Gotta love a Wikipedia list, don’tcha?) Can’t think why these particular women were considered so subversive … 6 more words


A Stand Against Racism: Grace Kelly & Josephine Baker

In 1951, the newly famous Kelly took a bold stand against a racist incident involving Black American expatriate singer/dancer Josephine Baker, when Sherman Billingsley‘s Stork Club in New York refused Baker as a customer.

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