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Caldonia!

In his hit “Caldonia,” Louis Jordan wasn’t singing about his wife Fleecie Moore’s “hard head”, but, you know, he could have been.

September 15, 2023
Django!

One of the most influential guitarists in jazz, and indeed all of music history.

September 15, 2023
Square Dancing

Now grab your partner by the hand…

September 13, 2023
The Biggest Aspidistra in the World

A big old hit about a big old plant.

September 12, 2023
The Big Grand Coulee Dam

Woody Guthrie, with just a “dam” good song.

September 11, 2023
In The Mood

No matter what mood you’re in, this one will get you movin’.

September 8, 2023
Cinderell-y Man

As far as boxing names go, there are lots of “Sugar Rays”, plenty of “Golden Boys”…but only one Cinderella Man.

September 7, 2023
Jolie Blon

Get out your Cajun dictionary…you’re gonna need it.

August 11, 2023
The First Lady of Song

When Chick Webb first met Ella Fitzgerald in 1934, she was a shy, ungainly 16 year old girl…

August 9, 2023
Ain’t Misbehavin’

How Louis Armstrong’s first international tour earned him his famous nickname.

August 4, 2023