Django Reinhardt: Swing De Paris

What I’m Listening To Today: Django Reinhardt: Swing De Paris. In 1970, Bob Dylan sang that he “went to see the gypsy”. It’s been proposed that Dylan was referring to “The King” when he said “he did it in Las Vegas and he can do it here”. Elvis Presley had recently staged a comeback, resurrecting […]

Woody Guthrie: Library of Congress Recordings

Happy Fourth of July, PaisleyWorld. With everyone from the GOOG to NPR focusing on Woody Guthrie as our greatest national treasure, don’t think that we’re going to drop the ball. Actually, instead of posting about anything in particular, we’re taking most the day off. Enjoy your holiday. [itunes id=”2603434″].  

Classic Railroad Songs – The Album

In 2006 my good buddy and I investigated the mystery of the American rails. We studied maps, made phone calls, and explored the rail yards of Tucson. Ultimately our adventure ended in a bar a quarter mile from the tracks, but it never snuffed out the intrigue of the cars, tracks, and the sound  of […]