From karate with The King to getting served at Sinatra’s, Cannon explains why he’s no teen idol — even though he holds a record for ‘American Bandstand’ appearances and wrote a song with his mom.
‘She put carbolic in my coffee, turpentine in my tea, Strychnine in my biscuits, Lord but she didn’t hurt me,’ the bluesman sings in ‘Big Chief Blues.’ And all of that doesn’t even get into Lewis’ real life.
When it comes to giving the gift of music — either for the music-lover in your life or helping Santa choose a gift for you (since you have been so very good this year) — there’s no shortage of choices. Jazz. So how — and what — do you choose?