Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 4

It was the fourth stop of the tour. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were performing in support of their fourth album, Darkness On The Edge Of Town. They’d hit the road on May 23, 1978 in Buffalo, NY. On this night, the … Continue reading

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While We’re On The Subject… The Tommy Gallant All Stars

The only live performances of New Orleans/Traditional Jazz that I’ve had the pleasure of hearing were back in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. The group that I had the very good fortune to hear was made up of some of the best Jazz musicians from … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Black Bottom Stomp”

As much as I find New Orleans or Traditional Jazz to be among the most smile-inducing music ever made, my LP/cassette tape/CD/iTunes collection contains only four volumes of this remarkable genre of music. I own Volume 1 & Volume 3 of the Columbia/Legacy CD series … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: A Triple Header

What do the Stephen Foster song “Oh! Susannah,” master fingerstyle guitarist Leo Kottke and the single version of The Beatles’ song “Love Me Do” all have in common? They were all (kinda, sorta) born on September 11. “Oh! Susannah” had … Continue reading

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Road Songs

My wife Andrea and I recently returned from a truly delightful and action-packed  Labor Day weekend visit with our son, our daughter and her fiance`in Washington, D.C. With overnight stops to see family and friends in New Jersey on both the way down and … Continue reading

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