Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Another Album Available Soon!

Another Book Of Kills album will soon be available from CDBaby, iTunes, Slacker, Amazon, Spotify, and all the other download/streaming sites on the inter-webs. I haven't decided yet which one it'll be. I'm leaning this time towards perhaps one of the BIG BUSINESS MONKEY (there were three) compilations. 

It's Thursday. In four days I'll be joining George Nipe III and Mike Hicks for our first jam together in over four years.

On this day in 1962, The Beatles recorded their first single "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You". Famously, their genius producer, George Martin, used for the first and last time a stand-in drummer (Scottish session man Andy White) for Ringo on "Love Me Do". Ringo was assigned the tambourine. On this day in 1963, The Beatles insisted that their audience in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, be segregated; otherwise, they told promoters they would not play the gig. Of course, those in charge relented and black and white youths were allowed to see the band together. I remember well that in the late 'Sixties most African-Americans, young and old alike, were extremely fond and appreciative of The Beatles for their stand on desegregation and their unflagging promotion of pioneering black rock and rollers and rhythm and blues singers, such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Arthur Alexander, the Cookies, the Shirelles, the Isley Brothers, Larry Williams, the Miracles, and so on.