Daily Archives: August 11, 2020

Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: BYG and the 1969 Pan‑African music festival in Algeria

“Episode 3: BYG Records, an adventurous label, released a series of albums in the autumn of 1969 which became legendary when they invited the cream of American free jazz back from the Pan-African Festival in Algiers. A historic moment. August … Continue reading

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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail – Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence (1969)

“The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a two-act American play by Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence written in 1969. Hal B. Wallis is producer of the film based on the play, for which both Lawrence and Lee wrote … Continue reading

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