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Today’s Music: Count Basie, James Burton, Jackie DeShannon

The big band Big Man, Count Basie, was born today in 1904 (d. 1984). In his heyday, he was as popular as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller or any of the other jazz orchestras of the Swing Era. A … Continue reading

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Today’s Music: Johnny Cash Imitating Elvis

More weirdness here in video form. (BTW, Johnny claimed he was actually imitating Elvis impersonators.)

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E.P. R.I.P.

Elvis Presley died on this date in 1977 at age 42. (Or else he became John Burroughs, according to some.) Although he didn’t invent rock and roll and he wasn’t the first white musician to sing black rhythm and blues, … Continue reading

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