Yearly Archives: 2014


Ralph Berton’s “Remembering Bix”

I am enjoying reading this fantastic book. Written by someone who knew and idolized Bix, it’s his biography of this larger than life musician.   Upon hearing Bix live for the first time, Ralph writes: ‚ÄúSuperimposed on its hot, swinging beat was a coolly logical structure coherent in form as […]


Celebrating Pete Ham

Way back in 1974 I was a 9th grader in junior high school. Everyone in that graduating class had the ability to sell “booster raffles” to help pay for our yearbook. I believe for every 10 that one sold, they would be able to get a 45 of their choice. […]