Almost 20 years after his death, the trumpet legend remains cool and classy – and also in the public eye
Goldmine’s deepest sympathies to the family and friends of 5th Dimension manager Marcus Melvin Gordon, Kiss manager Bill Aucoin and Lynyrd Skynyrd backup singer Deborah Jo White, Charles “Melvin” Lewis, Lonnie W. Heard and others
“Charlie Parker with Strings” might not be the rarest of his Mercury releases but, as many collectors will tell you, finding any “complete” album is considered a stroke of luck.
That’s exactly what contemporary jazz guitarist Les Sabler did when creating his sixth studio album, Crescent Shores, which will be released by Big Deal Records on August 3rd
Delmark is a stalwart label that is preserving Chicago’s bygone jazz, blues and R&B
Discs recorded solely to impress with sonics may be cool collectibles, but lack musical meaning. These albums are different.
A television journalist gives up a career in broadcasting to open a record store that thrives on its diversity
By any reckoning, Sun 207 by the Prisonaires is a mysterious record. There are at least two good reasons for all that mystery. First, try to find a copy. There were probably fewer than 500 copies originally pressed, and by now, you’re competing with both doo-wop afficianados and Sun collectors.
“The Closer You Are” certainly was The Channels’ best-selling record, but, according to Billboard, the record never officially was a hit. You’ll find titles on the Billboard charts by the Chantels, the Chanters and the Chantays. But no Channels.
Farewell to Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes, country singer Molly Bee, jazz singer Blossom Dearie, punk rocker Lux Interior and steel guitarist Tom Brumley.