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Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong: From The Back Of Town

A grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans known as the “Back of Town.”

His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant; his mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister had to live with their grandmother. 259 more words

Inspirational Stories

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A Tuna Haiku

In honor of it still being National Poetry Month, I have written a little haiku (the “little” there was redundant, wasn’t it? Oh hell, I’m leaving it in anyway), just for you, dear internet: 11 more words


The Uni-baller

This is the story of Dizzy, our pitten. What is a “pitten,” you ask? It’s a cross between a puppy and a kitten. He looks like a cat, but we’re pretty convinced there’s more to the story based on his behavior. 678 more words


Pops Is Still Hot After All These Years

A couple of months ago, I wrote a bit about the recordings of the delta bluesman, Robert Johnson.    The mere 42 tracks left by Johnson at the time of his death are some of the most influential music ever recorded.   558 more words

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

Sunday, The Day The Tropics Rested (Or How I Learned of Satchmo)

When I wake up every morning here in the lively city of Paramaribo, it is from one of three things: the blinding sun, the Reggaeton bumping off the interior of someone’s back seat speaker wall, or the hell hounds. 1,223 more words


November 18, 2014


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