Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My Jazzy Christmas Presents

Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings
An 8 CD collection of Jelly Roll! The sound is kind of rough, but if you’re into the roots music, it’s a must have. (It’s only the second jazz item in my collection with an explicit lyrics warning label!)

Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo
I saw this book several years ago at the Grove in LA and had never seen it anywhere else since then. A really good book!

1 comment:

Rainedrops said...

Steve, when my father passed I got to keep his entire music collection b/c it was something we shared. When I read this last night I went to sleep and couldn't get this man's name out of my head. Just got home and ransacked my cd collection...I have "Volunteered Slavery" courtesy of my pops. I'm listening now. Thanks for sparking the memory!