Monthly Archives: April 2009

Brand new blog

A brand new Vintage Jazz site has just appeared on the blogosphere! If you’ve liked Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, jugbands et all, then check out Birth of Jazz(and be sure to leave a comment!)

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Bix Beiderbecke, Vol. 1: Singin’ the Blues

i’m really not too great at writing about jazz, so I’ll leave the words of this post to others. I was introduced to the music of Bix Beiderbecke when I happened upon a copy of Geoff Muldaur’s tribute album ‘Private … Continue reading

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continuing the discussion

Continuing the discussion I opened in the introduction to Jody Stecher (on great singer-instrumentalists, Matt said:i’ve been pondering this ‘great singer-instrumentalists’ question a lot lately and then i read your post. just wanted to pitch in a few thoughts and … Continue reading

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Red Clay Ramblers – Twisted Laurel

Joe from Dublin recently left a comment on the Mike Auldridge post: Thank you very much for this. I have Dobro on vinyl, but no way of playing it any more (familiar story!) I also have the Mike Auldridge album … Continue reading

Posted in bluegrass, fruits, Jug Band | 4 Comments

Jody Stecher – An Introduction

“Jody Stecher is one of the very great singers alive today.”– Martin Carthy There are many great instrumentalists in the world, and as many great singers. But rarely do they come together in the same person. There are plenty of … Continue reading

Posted in banjo, bluegrass, celtic, Folk, fruits, old-time | 10 Comments

some thoughts & Max Ochs

I recently came across this interview with Max Ochs (brother of Phil Ochs, and featured in that American Primitive Guitar comp). He says a lot of cool things, including this perspective on the contemporary state of music accessibility: Touching on … Continue reading

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VA – American Primitive Guitar

Shawn David McMillan “. . . The New Age people call it Folk; the Folk people call it New Age, but it is really neither. It’s transitional. The style is derived from the country blues and string band music of … Continue reading

Posted in Guitar, seeds | 6 Comments

And what a fine jape it was! I am, of course, referring to my previous post, the larkable April 1st post on Mary Jane Kelly. If you hadn’t figured out by now that it was in jest, then you either … Continue reading

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Randal Gatz and Mary Jane Kelly – Complete Recorded Works

It’s not every day you come across as music that will rip flesh from bones, bring tears to your eyes as it tears the walls from your ears. It’s not every day you come across music that makes John Fahey’s … Continue reading

Posted in avant-garde, Guitar, Roots | 18 Comments