Welcome to my new website/blog.
Welcome to Rant & Dawdle a website that focusses on my interest in music and literature; to post events, reviews, photographs, radio programs and recorded music that I have in some way been involved with.
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The site is divided into five sections:
Chronicles – Revisiting people, music and times, recent reviews, some memories and favourite conversations.
Photographs – Pictures from my abundant files of jazz and blues artists, plus never before seen photographs from here on the west coast.
Stories – Access to my two latest books. An extract from “Rant & Dawdle”, and a complete downloadable version of my current book “Spirits Rejoice” just a click away.
Recordings – Digitalised recordings of out-of print long-playing records.
On The Radio - Broadcasts from Hornby Radio – CHFR-FM 96.5:
Sunday Gospel – The Gospel according to a selection of jazz giants • The Vibraphone- A brief history • An edited version of Desert Island Discs with Jazz Gems Host Gerald Hodge • The Music of Thelonious Monk interpreted by a variety of musicians • South African Jazz – An informal investigation • Swingmatism – Selections of my favourite music from times past.
Please join me on this new adventure and pass this on to any friend you feel might be interested.
William E. (Bill) Smith – aka Colston Willmott
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