Where oh where does the sun go…

It’s been 50 years since the Summer of Love, when Woodstock made headlines and peace on Earth seemed achievable. In 1969 Claude Jones was riding high in the Washington, D.C. area, playing regularly, getting momentum toward recording. The Amoeba was expanding with every passing month.

But now, in 2019, a time of contraction is […]

John Guernsey

John Austin Guernsey was born into a musical family. His father, George, had an enormous jazz record collection, and it was a rare night that nothing was on the phonograph. George would take John, Tom and me to the Showboat Lounge to hear and meet such friends as Teddy Wilson and Charlie Byrd.

There […]

Francis Day

Francis Day was a beautiful singer. A soprano in the Boys Choir, he was a soloist in a performance of Handel’s Messiah backed by the National Symphony Orchestra and The Washington Choral Arts ensemble in the National Cathedral, at age 12.

In 1969 he joined the legendary Claude Jones Band as singer and guitarist. […]

New Moon Suit

From Joe Triplett back in 2013…

“Them old scientists don’t know squat.”

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