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Ringo Turns 72

  A couple of weeks ago Paul McCartney celebrated his 70th birthday. Proving once again that even being a member of Beatles doesn’t stop the aging...

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Great Music in Old Comedies

There is a lot of great music in old comedies. The Bob Hope of the 1930s and 1940s was a far different guy than the reactionary character of the 1960s and...


Ella Fitzgerald: The Man I Love

Unlike some other jazz greats, there is a tremendous amount of great Ella Fitzgerald material on YouTube and other video sites. None are better than this...


Elvis Presley: “Heartbreak Hotel”

The shows Elvis in relaxed mode during his 1968 comeback. The guitarist is Scotty Moore. Here is a nice bio and a version of Long Tall Sally from 1956. Peter...


Charlie Christian at Minton’s

This recording features Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. Christian was a member of Benny Goodman’s sextet and a pivotal figure in...


Hot Tuna: “Hesitation Blues”

It’s ironic that a band that started as an informal side project from two of the pillars of The Jefferson Airplane — Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady...

Our New Things: Links to Music Sites and Info on Analog Tech and Vinyl

TDMB has focused on music and musicians. We will continue to do that, of course. We're also expanding our coverage to include vinyl and analog equipment.

More specifically, we'll look at this huge and interesting world from the perspective of music lovers who want a better experience, not committed non-audiophiles.

Check out is some of what we've written so far:

-- Assessing the Value of Vinyl Records: An Overview

-- 7 Quick Tips on Optimizing Your Turntable Cartridge

-- Why Vinyl Records Continue to Thrive

-- Finding the Best Amplifier

-- Finding the Best Phono Preamp

-- What Speakers Do I Need for My Turntable?

Check out more articles on analog equipment and vinyl.

The site also is home to The Internet Music Mapping Project, an effort to list and describe as many music-related sites as possible.

Our Music

--A Tribe Called Quest to The Dick Hyman Trio (In other words, A to H)

--Indigo Girls to Queen Ida (I to Q)

--Radiohead to ZZ Top (R to Z)

Reading Music

The stories of the great bands and musicians are fascinating. Musicians as a group are brilliant, but often troubled. The combination of creativity and drama makes for great reading.

Here are some books to check out.

Duke Ellington brought class, sophistication and style to jazz which, until that point, was proudly unpolished and raucous. His story is profound. The author, Terry Teachout, also wrote "Pops," the acclaimed bio of Louis Armstrong. Click here or on the image.


What else is there to say? Here is the story behind every song written by The Beatles. Click here or on the image.


The Grateful Dead don't get enough credit for the profound nature of its lyrics. Many of the band's songs are driven by a deep and literate Americana ("I'm Uncle Sam/That's who I am/Been hidin' out/In a rock and roll band" and "Majordomo Billy Bojangles/Sit down and have a drink with me/What's this about Alabama/Keeps comin' back to me?").

David Dodd's exhaustive study tells the story, song by song. Click here or on the image.

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