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07.11.2014 | 53 days ago | Posted at 04:21 PM

Classic Music Film out on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
  Paris Blues is one of the greatest Hollywood jazz movies—and one of the best films ever about the American expatriate experience in Paris (back before the city became a museum of memories for tourists). The 1961 gem (out on Blu-ray) stars Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier as bandmates with a steady gig in a jazz cellar whose multi-racial crowd is rapt as the musicians execute t...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Nightmare Painting (Aesthetic Death)

 If the world is going to end on Dec. 21, Nightmare Painting—the third full-length album from former Racine bassist William Kopecky and Bulgarian dark master Dimitar Dimitrov—would be the perfect soundtrack. Dwelling in the deep
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia/Legacy)

 Before electrical amplification, the guitar was easily drowned out in orchestras or noisy nightclubs. Once players were able to plug in, guitars overtook pianos and saxophones as the lead instrument in popular music. Charlie
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

The Complete OKeh Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933

Louis Armstrong was a prominent figure in American culture through his death in 1971, but many have argued that he was never as sharp as on the recordings he made in the late 1920s with the Hot Five and the Hot Seven
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

The Complete Columbia Recordings

 Bessie Smith didn’t make the first blues recordings, but she may have been the first authentic blues singer to record. The Complete Columbia Recordings, a 10-CD set, is the definitive documentary of the artist who awakened the
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Satchmo at the National Press Club: Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours (Smithsonian Folkways)

One of Louis Armstrong's final concerts was recorded in 1971 at Washington, D.C.'s National Press Club and released at the time on a limited-edition LP. The tapes finally made their way to digital. And although the great jazzman would die five months...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2008

A world-premiere musical

Most residents of southeast Wisconsin, even music fans, are still surprised to learn that Port Washington and Grafton were home to a significant blues label in the 1920s, Paramount Records. Awareness has been rising: Dutch blues researcher Alex van der Tuuk authored a book on the label, and a . . .
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey and even Louis Armstrong.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey and even Louis Armstrong. Set in a modern-day Bronzeville attic where relics from the . . .
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008

Tonight @ Stackner Cabaret - 8:00 PM

The latest Milwaukee Rep production tells the story of a once forgotten blues record label in unassuming Grafton, Wis. Grafton City Blues, which debuts in the Stackner Cabaret tonight with an 8 p.m. performance, documents the depression-era label Paramount, which released sessions from future legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey . . .

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