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The Friday Morning Listen: Jack Kerouac – Blues and Haikus (1959)

There are have been some strange coincidences lately. I’m not the kind of person to attach any significance to such things but still, it does make you shake your head.

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Miles Davis collaborator Jimmy Cobb joins us as we explore nine Columbia albums that capture the earliest flowerings of the Miles Davis legend — the moment when his muse began to match his own prodigious powers.

Movies that, well, suck: Top 10 Vampire Films

Movies that, well, suck: Top 10 Vampire Films

Vampires have admittedly had a bad run as of late, with the original mythology of these creatures of the night having sunken into downright pathetic territory.

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

It goes without saying Elvis Presley changed the world — which is why, six decades on, his presence and influence remain as visible as the sun in the sky.

Lists: Alfred Hitchcock’s best blondes, from Ingrid Bergman to Grace Kelly to Janet Leigh

“Sex on the screen should be suspenseful,” Alfred Hitchcock told François Truffaut. “If sex is too blatant or obvious, there’s no suspense.

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (1958; 2013 reissue)

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (1958; 2013 reissue)

For all the times that “all-star” dates have let us down, the fault of a basic incompatibility that transcends anyone’s inherent fame, Things Are Getting Better features a pairing that utterly works.

Forgotten series: The Wailers – Livewire!!! (1999)

Not many artists can claim to having a hit single twice with the same song. But the Wailers from Tacoma, Washington accomplished such a rare feat.

Desert Island Discs: Blue Note Records Edition

Desert Island Discs: Blue Note Records Edition

Our newest Desert Island Discs poll delves into one of jazz music’s signature labels, as we’re castaway to the isle of Blue Note.

Dion, Jay and the Americans, others – Sounds of the City: New York Area Doo Wop 1956-66 (2007): Forgotten Series

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: doo wop music was not created to be used as fodder for public television fund-raisers.

Upcoming 5-CD, 156-track set explores rare Frank Zappa recordings from pre-Mothers era

A new 5-CD set will focus on Frank Zappa’s pre-Mothers of Invention era, with many tracks making their debut on compact disc. Paul Buff Presents Highlights From The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives is due on May 28, 2012 from Crossfire Publications.

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