Tag: Louis Armstrong

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Tom Waits, “Alice” and “Blood Money”

Tom Waits never has sounded better, at least in terms of fidelity, than he does on the new, re-mastered versions of Alice and Blood Money...

The Manhattans

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Manhattans, “There’s No Me Without You”

The Manhattans were leading purveyors of romantic soul over a decades-long career...

Frank Wilson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Frank Wilson, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”

The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history...

Blues for Dracula – Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Boo! Top 20 Halloween Songs

20 spooktacular songs to liven up any Halloween party, courtesy of your pals at Popdose....

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2013

Another successful year for the festival, but questions remain...

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (center ring)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Essential Albums for Starting a Jazz Collection

If you had to pick only 10 albums from the entire history of jazz with which to start a collection, these would be great choices....

Music, Popdose, World's Worst Songs

World’s Worst Songs: “What a Wonderful World” by Kenny G with Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong is one of the most important figures in the history of music. Critic Gary Giddins says he “invented modern...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Some Rays of Sunshine in All This Darkness

It's been a rough summer for a lot of people out there, so let Popdose provide just a small pick-me-up for everyone....

Film, Music

Magic Music: A Happy Playlist of Songs from Disney Movies

50 years after his passing, Walt Disney's legacy is remembered through the happy songs his company has given to the world....

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 8

And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to '64 let's fire up the old transistor radio and check out...


A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2011

Ken Shane was back at the Newport Folk Festival this year -- but this time, he wasn't just there as a journalist....


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “When Harry Met Sally …”

Kelly Stitzel closes out 2010 with one of her favorite Soundtrack Saturday columns ever about the classic romantic comedy, When Harry...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall”

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has always been rooted in tradition, and at this point, the group is a tradition itself — to the...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Louis Armstrong & His All Stars, 5/8/54

Hello, denizens of Bootleg City! Mayor Cass here, and I’m happy to announce that I’m finally back! … starting next week....


Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: The Best of Big Daddy

Big Daddy is a musical group with a rather unusual back story. I’ll let the liner notes explain: While on a USO tour of Southeast...