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  • Bob Flanigan dies at 84; founding member of the Four Freshmen

    Bob Flanigan dies at 84; founding member of the Four Freshmen
    Bob Flanigan, a founding member and original lead singer of the innovative vocal group the Four Freshmen, whose elegantly intricate jazz-rooted singing was a profound influence on Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson as well as the Lettermen, the Manhattan Transfer and numerous other vocal acts, died Sunday at his home in Las Vegas of congestive heart failure. He was 84.
  • Christmas in Harlem as seen by Kanye West and Louis Armstrong

     
    It wouldn’t be a Kanye West record without at least a dash of ego, and sure enough, midway through the rapper’s holiday single “Christmas in Harlem,” in which West paints an atmospheric portrait of the holiday season in New York,...

    TODAY'S MUSICAL OFFERING...

    ...is one of the great jazz groups that transitioned toward swing, namely: Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, featuring--among others--Glen Miller, Jack Teagarden and PeeWee Russell.