Thursday, July 12, 2012

George Borgman's Ruby Braff Article Referenced

George's extensive article “The One and Only Ruby Braff,” which was published in the December 1995 issue of The Mississippi Rag is referenced multiple times in a new book on the recordings of Ruby Braff. Thomas P. Hustad used George's article in the writing of his 722 paged book Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances which was released this year 2012. George interviewed the trumpeter Braff in person for his article. Ruby Braff died on February 9, 2003 in New York. Sweethearts On Parade Featuring Ruby Braff and Ralph Sutton at The Mid-America Jazz Festival in 1988 in St Louis, Missouri.

The Mississippi Rag - June 2007 Issue

The June 2007 issue of The Mississippi Rag contains comprehensive, colorful coverage of the Atlanta Jazz Party. An in-depth look at Fate Marable's riverboat jazz in the early 1900s through a 1961 interview with Norman Mason and an interview with Corie Melaugh, a member of the new ragtime generation. It also includes a trip to the Norwich Jazz Party, which opened the UK's 2007 season of Trans-Atlantic jazz parties and regional columns which includes George's Yankee Jazz Beat as well as the TJEN column exploring recorded "playalong" options. Here is the June 2007 online edition of The Mississippi Rag. June 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Mississippi Rag - July 2007 Issue

The July 2007 issue of The Mississippi Rag captures the eclectic program that made the Sacramento Jubilee on Memorial Day Weekend a winner for over a quarter of a century. Some of the bands covered are Simon Stribling's New Orleans Ale Stars, the Boondockers, Vince Bartels' Migrant Jazz Workers, Lost Weekend, Capital Focus Jazz Band and Big Tiny Little's band. It also includes a look at three jazz pioneers, Jack Purvis, Emmett Miller, and Fess Williams. George's Yankee Jazz Beat mentions the passing of pianist Matthew Quinn, the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame, he also writes about the Artie Shaw Orchestra under Dick Johnson and singer Steve Marvin as well as mentioning many other New England bands and musicians. Here is the July 2007 online edition of The Mississippi Rag. July 2007 Simon Stribling's New Orleans Ale Stars at Port Angeles 2007