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The story of the real Mr Bojangles

Mr Bojangles is a beautiful, bittersweet modern classic, still in regular rotation by folk and jazz singers alike. But the homeless character in the song was not the original Bojangles. In fact, the history of Mr Bojangles stretches back a century or so, and sheds...

Why didn’t john coltrane play giants steps live?

In 1959, just months after John Coltrane appeared on the seminal Miles David album Kind of Blue, Coltrane recorded his own soon-to-be-legendary album, Giant Steps. But once Giant Steps was put on wax by Atlantic, Coltrane never recorded it again, and to this day there...