Category Archives: Music

Something else that you see

Wrote about cornet player Buddy Bolden, in relation to the disappearance and self-renaming of pianist Bobby Henderson. Didn’t know that Bolden was considered to be a founder of jazz, and the leader of the first jazz group. Finding out that … Continue reading

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Elimination

Have previously written about Bobby Henderson, the pianist considered to be the next Fats Waller, and an early or first fiancé of singer Billie Holiday. The engagement ended, and so did he, for a significant period of time. From With … Continue reading

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In My Head

From With Billie, by Julia Blackburn (2005), in relation to Bobby Henderson (1910-1969), a pianist who accompanied and was an early fiancé of singer Billie Holiday (1915-1959). Considered to be the successor to Fats Waller (1904-1943): Away from the night-life … Continue reading

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Toulouse

Sad Café. From the 1979 album, Facades. Somebody said where did you start or end Telling me you love me When I know it can’t be true I got lost in some back alley And I never came through Weathered. … Continue reading

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Pressed

Wrote about discovering Nancy Reiner, the artist who did the portrait sketch for The Cry of Love, the 1971 posthumous album by Jimi Hendrix, plus the portrait sketch for 1967’s Eric Is Here, by Eric Burdon. In 1968, she was … Continue reading

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Over Sketch

Always liked the cover to Eric Burdon’s 1967 album, Eric Is Here. Wondered who had done the cover. Credit was to Nancy Reiner. Did a search. Amazed to find that she was the artist who did the cover to the … Continue reading

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Ashes

From Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (2004), in relation to the drug run and runout: Always, you wake up to an unpleasant memory and an unpleasant body and your spirit is reduced to a pile of dirty ashes residing somewhere … Continue reading

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