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A Quiet Sip …

Today, I remember Mad Thad. Born on March 28th, 1923. He would have been 90 years old. A Michigan man. He played with everyone, a true populist. The democracy of Hard Bop. Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus,… Read More ›

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Dawdle around on the oldies stations long enough, and you’ll hear it. A pathos-laden and groovily roosty little slab of romantically dogmatic pop folklore; “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Based on an old Irish folk song, re-interpreted by Leadbelly, and brought into… Read More ›