Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech makes a solid case that he loves classic literature, absorbs its messages, and sends those messages back out again through his songwriting.
Amid the Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations, few note that she revived her career by consciously ‘whitening’ her vocal style in her nine Songbook albums.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
Backed by a soulful guitar, bright brass, and amazing backup singers, Hugh Laurie makes old, sometimes forgotten, blues songs jump out of your speakers. Abita Brewing pairs perfectly.
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