Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott was an extremely interesting music composer, instrument inventor, sound technician and professional musician. Raymond, his birth name was Harry Warnow, was born in Brooklyn New York in 1908(died in 1994). Gifted from the start Raymond attended the Julliard School of Music in NYC, graduating in 1931. After College his brother Mark Warnow helped [...]

The Blues Brothers

I had always written off The Blue Brothers. The main guys in it, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, were both very well known comedians and I had thought of the band as an extension of their routine, nothing more then a gimmick intended to further monetize on a successful comedy skit. But you know what? [...]

Gilles Apap

In the music world certain genres have developed rivalries. For whatever reason artists and fans of a particular genre like to jibe those of another, rap vs country is a good example. Both are successful forms of music with thriving communities. They both have their share of quality acts and crappy acts. Perhaps it’s because [...]

Virginia Traditions: Non-Blues Secular Black Music

Today I’m going to talk about a specific compilation titled, Virginia Traditions: Non-Blues Secular Black Music. This particular compilation contains recordings that would be extremely difficult to locate elsewhere. What this albums contains is non-blues, non-gospel live performances from black artists. My bet is most of the artists if not all of them have long [...]

John Doherty

County Donegal is the northern most county in the Republic of Ireland. It is actually more north then the British occupied Northern Ireland. County Donegal is a really interesting place owed to it’s geographic location and natural boundaries it has remained relatively isolated from the rest of the country through most of it’s existence. Another [...]