johnblitweiler

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  1. Johnny Cash anyone?

    who else of his generation had hit records of so many good songs? (and anyone who sings Shel Silverstein songs is ok with me)
  2. Happy Birthday, Medjuck!

    keep having more birthdays
  3. Name Three People...

    Hatfields McCoys Harlem Hamfats
  4. Name Three People...

    Bob Locker Bobbettes John Bobbit
  5. Jazz Record Mart for sale

    I was there yesterday. The sale and the end of the JRM could happen in a matter of days. Above and beyond my working there (a season before JRM hired Chuck Nessa) and my buying records there, the JRM was enormously important in my life. We're enormously indebted to Bob Koester, a great guy to learn from.
  6. Name Three People...

    Thomas More The least of these The lesser of two evils
  7. 2015-2016 Hot Stove League

    At least in World Series I kind of like things the way they are now, DH in AL parks, pinch hitters in NL parks. In principle the DH is a good idea but last year it seemed like there was a general mediocrity of DHs.
  8. Name Three People...

    Googie Rene Bugsy Segal Muggsy Spanier
  9. Name Three People...

    Johnny Appleseed Leif Ericson Billy Branch
  10. Name Three People...

    Brother John Sellers Billy Byers Pee Wee Market
  11. Woody Guthrie and Donald Trump's dad

    What happened to the Politics forum? I need to vent my righteous anger.
  12. All Things Hat

    If the Ayler/Cherry radio recordings CD is the same Ayler/Cherry music that was in the Revenant Ayler box, that is some absolutely wonderful music. A must-hear.
  13. Greatest LPs to never make it to CD

    For that matter, a lot of good music that was on the 2-LP Savoy reissues that Bob Porter produced in the 1980s doesn't seem to have reappeared on CD. Especially anthologies like "The Trombone Album," "Black California" with Patricia Willard's great liner notes, '40s-'50s swing and r-&-b, etc. Or a hot Mutt Carey NY band from about 1947.
  14. Name Three People...

    Monty Wooley Little Willie Li'l Wally
  15. Name Three People...

    Harvey Haddix Harvey Pekar Harvey
  16. What's with the French sense of humor?

    doesn't Jacques Tati make you laugh?
  17. Now reading...

    Speaking of wasting time, I recently read about half of "Timescape" by Kurt Vonnegut with a sense that the author had become awfully smug and trivial in his old age. Too bad.
  18. Name Three People...

    The Man The Beast The Fly
  19. Name Three People...

    Eric Burdon Paul Whiteman Oom Paul Kruger
  20. Name Three People...

    Night Train Lane Dusty Rhodes Dirty Bill
  21. Name Three People...

    Cleveland Eaton Steve Swallow Sir Toby Belch
  22. New DONATE button

    Thanks, Jim, for all the pleasure and engagement. The check goes in the mail tonight.
  23. Mr. Walker - Wes Montgomery cover

    Jim, this is a gem. As Michael Rock of WHPK would say: Anyone who can't dig this must have been born without a shovel.
  24. Christmas Jazz we would like to see/hear

    Unfortunately, Hal Russell's NRG Ensemble never made a Christmas album. But the NRG players plus some fellow Chicagoans formed Witches And Devils to do Christmas concerts. The next is next Sunday, it's called Mars Williams Presents An Ayler Christmas. Imagine the maniacal Gene Ammons-Tom Archia "Swingin for Christmas" turned even wilder and faster. Wish they'd make an album of it.
  25. Stanley Turrentine

    Thanks for the review, Larry. That's it, exactly! That's his feelings, that's how he tells his stories. And yes, he should have been from Texas.