Tag Archives: Charlie Parker

While calypso singers laugh at them: Satire in the music of Guyana and the West Indies

Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot Fighting in the captain’s tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers – Bob Dylan, from “Desolation Row” The Culture and Style of Calypso. I’ve said plenty about Guyana’s literature. I … Continue reading

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Woodshedin’ with Bird in Eldon, MO

I spent eight years growing up as a home schooled kid in rural Eldon, Missouri. I had free range of the town and knew every corner and outlying area of it. These days, I love the music of Charlie Parker. … Continue reading

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