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Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado on Robert Cray, O.V. Wright, Albert Collins, others: Gimme Five

Curtis Salgado, a former sideman with Robert Cray, Roomful of Blues and Santana, drops by to discuss a handful of key career moments.

The Friday Morning Listen: Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher (1940)

If you’ve paid any attention at all to what I’ve been writing about over the years, a simple conclusion can be reached: this stuff is very important to me.

PBS' 'American Masters' to air new tribute to Cab Calloway for Black History Month

A new documentary on legendary bandleader and showman Cab Calloway will air on the PBS program “American Masters” as part of Black History Month. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally on Monday, February 27.

Cab Calloway (1907-1994): An Appreciation

Editor’s note: This column ran as part of an obituary package on the national Gannett News Service wire upon Cab Calloway’s passing in 1994. by Nick DeRiso Between the tombstones of the two World Wars, there emerged the knock-down joys of swing music. Perhaps no single figure from the period was more affable, or more famous, than was Cab Calloway.Read More

Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993): An Appreciation

Editor’s note: This column ran as part of an obituary package on the national Gannett News Service wire upon Dizzy Gillespie’s passing in 1993. People told him those bullfrog cheeks would ruin his playing. The embouchure, very important. Flinty, yet funny, John Birks Gillespie was insightful enough to understand that this would be his hook. Over the next five decades,Read More

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