Category Archives: Jimmie Lunceford

Where Have I Heard That Song Before?

Every few years some band or singer is accused of stealing a song. In 2009 guitarist Joe Satriani sued Coldplay, claiming the band plagiarized his song “If I Could Fly” for their hit single “Viva La Vida.” Coldplay denied the … Continue reading

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Swingin’ Sounds and Sights

If I could travel in time, I’d go back to the Swing Era. I’d stop by the Savoy Ballroom and witness the Count Basie orchestra challenging drummer Chick Webb’s group in a battle of the bands. Then I’d join the … Continue reading

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