Poodie Kindled

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I just discovered that my novel Poodie James is now available from Amazon on the Kindle e-reader for a ridiculously low price. If a reader hadn't asked me about that, I wouldn't have investigated and wouldn't have known. But, then, I'm only the author. Harrrumph. The book, of course, is also still available as a book. Attention, producers: No one has snapped up the movie rights. … [Read more...]

Recent Listening: Wes Montgomery, Discovered

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Wes Montgomery, Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance) It is part of jazz lore; when Cannonball Adderley heard Wes Montgomery in Indianapolis in 1959, he was so impressed that he insisted his label, Riverside, record the guitarist at once. Orrin Keepnews of Riverside took Montgomery and his trio into a studio. After a dozen critically acclaimed albums for Riverside, Montgomery signed with Verve, then with A&M. By the end of the 1960s he was one of the few jazz artists—and one of the … [Read more...]