Category Archives: Music & Media Podcasts

Randy Newman: Cruel and True

No one writes songs quite like Randy Newman, and certainly not about the subjects he writes about.  He celebrates L.A. in “I Love L.A.” by pointing out a bum on his knees. In “Shame” an old New Orleans rich guy … Continue reading

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Voices and Freedoms: The Intro Show

The Video/Audio below is an excerpt from the Intro Show to my radio series Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, based on my 1976 book of the same name.  The 16-part series played across the nation for five years … Continue reading

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Blues: Tone, Form, Attitude

This short article accompanies the release of excerpts from my radio series Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, based on my 1976 book of the same name.  The 16-part series played across the nation for five years in the … Continue reading

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