Halloween Jazz

By | October 22, 2012

Listen to This EpisodeSatchmo gettin' spooked in the 1936 film "Pennies From Heaven."In this hour, we’ll celebrate Halloween with an hour of stories and sounds from jazz’s spooky side. We’ll talk with mystery writer Bill Moody about the real-life jazz mysteries that have inspired his novels, and visit the cemetery in the Bronx that’s become the final resting place for an A-list of bygone jazz legends. That plus the myth and truth behind bluesman Robert Johnson’s notorious deal with devil, and plenty of the best Halloween jazz are all part of this installment of The New Jazz Archive. (59:00)

Photo: Satchmo gettin’ spooked in the 1936 film Pennies from Heaven.


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