Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hot Dog! P.S.: Jim Boyd

Ok, Google. Search: Jim Boyd. About 6,970,00 results in 0.20 seconds and the first ten are for Jim Boyd, the television news anchorman; Jim Boyd, the insurance agent; Jim Boyd, the musicain (born in 1956); and Jim Boyd, the member of the Florida House … Continue reading

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Hot Dog!

On June 15, 2010, I wrote and posted an essay called “Recent Discoveries.” In it, I relayed the story behind my exciting discovery of the very first use of an electric guitar – “Spanish,” not “Hawaiian” – on a commercially-released record! I had … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 6

Joe Keone was a trumpet player and, as I remember it, like me, a Music Education major at the University of New Hampshire in the 1970’s. During the course of our college-days friendship, Joe introduced me to one of his … Continue reading

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“Dancin’ To The Beat (Of Your Heart)”

My love affair with Jazz has been long and memorable. From my teenage years as an avid reader and subscriber of Down Beat magazine, my first trip to a concert in Boston for a night of The Boston Globe Jazz Festival … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Parlophone PMC 7027 (Mono LP), PCS 7027 (Stereo LP)

They’d decided. The concert they gave on Monday, August 29, 1966 for 25,000 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California would be their last. They were tired of touring and performing, “performing” for audiences whose incessant screaming and yelling surely … Continue reading

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