American Music History

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Cab Calloway and Minnie the Moocher

The word “Jazz” has become a broad umbrella term for many different nuanced musical styles. It is rare to find someone who is truly knowledgable about the many traditions that sprouted from the mixing of African, Latin, and European musics in New Orleans. I would certainly not consider myself to be such a person, though […]

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Summer Reading List 2021

Mingus Speaks by John Goodman, Mister Jelly Roll by Alan Lomax, The Man That Got Away by Walter Rilmer, Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West by Phil Pastras


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