BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE For Our Own SPIDER JOHN KOERNER, Belfast's VAN MORRISON, and a Pair of Jazz Immortals: CHARLIE PARKER and DINAH WASHINGTON….and a Few Belated Canine Melodies For Last Friday's National Dog Day – - – - 

New music by The Walcotts, Clark Patterson, Nora Jones, Southern Culture on the Skids, Farewell Milwaukee, Joanna Connor, Ozomatli, The Frightnrs, LeRoy Bell, Tim Eason, John McEuen, and Kiefer Sutherland (yep, that's what I said).  Plus the usual array of tunes from multiple genres.

Had keyboardist William Duncan in the studio today to talk about his CD release party coming up on Friday, August 26th at Walker-West Music Academy. William is the brother of jazz vocalist Debbie Duncan. Debbie also sings background vocals on this release as well as other jazz luminaries. The release called "We Give Thanks" is a spiritual-inspirational CD, recorded at Walker West in St. Paul, where both William and Debbie are instructors. For more on the release party, go to:

ROCKIN' IN RHYTHM's Intrepid DAVID CUMMINGS Sits In for Regular Host Mr LEE, unexpectedly called away at the last minute for pressing business in the Garden State…..The Research Staff has no comment on these entire groundless—ridiculous, actually—insinuations and rumors——