factoids, jokes & links
The Jelly Jar
...a collection of links to cool sites, sources for good music,
and some dumb jokes
On the Web
All Songs Considered
If you listen to NPR's "All Things Considered," you may be intrigued by
the interesting musical snippets that appear between stories. The
director of ATC, Bob Boilen, now has a web-only multimedia music thing (what do we
call these?) featuring his eclectic musical selections.
It is well worth checking out to learn about
artists and albums that will never get commercial airplay.
Experience Music Project
By now, if you have at least half an interest in popular music (and if you don't, why are
you here?) you have heard about (Microsoft co-founder) Paul Allen's toy, Seattle's
Experience Music Project. In addition to the cool new building, EMP also has a
web site. It has interviews, music snippets and
interesting articles, including one on Seattle's early Jackson Street jazz scene.
Bookmark it, and come back from time to time.
The All Music Guide
An indispensible resource for
musician biographies and discographies. It is huge and ambitious, and if it sometimes falls short
in completeness or accuracy, that's understandable.
Have a site we should know about?
On the air
Think of this program from Public Radio International as an audio version of Jelly.
Each week from New Orleans, Nick Spitzer plays music by "Aretha Franklin
to George Jones, Los Lobos to Howlin' Wolf, Count Basie to Beck,
Gershwin to Dylan, Armstrong to Marsalis." Definitely our kind of vibes! If there is no
station in your area carrying the program, you can catch a wee sample at
the web site.
Sources for CDs & LPs
A great source for independently released music. For starters, check out:
the Sandbox Trio
Red Trumpet, Acoustic Sounds, Music Direct and Elusive Disc
These "audiophile" stores are good sources for LPs (yes, LPs!) and hard-to-find CDs.
Red Trumpet, (877) 733-8786, or
If Rick can't get it, you probably don't want it.
Acoustic Sounds, (800) 716-3553, or
. A huge selection.
Chad Kassem, the owner, also reissues classic
jazz and blues albums and produces brand new blues recordings on the Analogue Productions label.
Music Direct, (800) 449-8333, or
In addition to many fine CDs and LPs, they carry audio accessories, including turntables and cartridges.
Elusive Disc, (800) 782-3472, or
Good online catalog, with a great collection of hard-to-find CDs and LPs,
plus audio goodies.
Miles of Music
A great catalog of roots music from folk to rockabilly to whatever. Intelligent
and helpful catalog notes - they really listen to what they sell.
You can order the great Urban Turban CD and other imports at reasonable prices here.
"Jelly Roll Blues" and "Mr. Jelly Lord," Jelly Roll Morton
"It Must Be Jelly," Frankie Ford
"Jelly on My Mind," Big Joe Turner
"Jelly Roll Gum Drop," Ruben & the Jets
"Jellybread," Booker T. & the MGs
"Bring It on Down to Jelly Roll," John Fogerty
"Peanut Butter and Jelly," Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
"Jelly Belly," Mongo Santamaria
"Jellybeans," Barney Kessel
"Hot Jelly Roll Blues," Hot Tuna
"Jam Up Jelly Tight," Tommy Roe
"Postcard from a Dream (Toast and Jelly)," Poi Dog Pondering
"My Jelly Roll Soul," Charles Mingus
"Jelly Rolls, But Mingus Rolls Better," Vienna Art Orchestra
"Jelly 292," Jimi Hendrix
"Guava Jelly," Toots & the Maytals
"Jelly Bone Jelly," Guy Davis
"She Don't Use Jelly," The Flaming Lips
"Meandering Jelly - A Contraceptive Failure," Michael Gulezian
"Flying Jelly Attack," Shonen Knife
"Jelly, Jelly, Jelly," Bobby "Blue" Bland
"Jelly, Jelly," Billy Eckstine
"Jelly," Uri Caine
"Jelly," Skip Heller
Do you know everything about jelly?
The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport features an exhibit of our favorite animal, the
features frequently updated images of a tank filled with beautiful
Oregon moon jellies, Aurelia labiata.
Of course, there once was a band named
Jelly (it had to happen). It included the subsequently famous actress
Amy Madigan (or, as they have it at the All Music Guide, "Andy").
At the Internet Movie Database, we learn Amy once appeared in Playboy wearing nothing but jelly.
Here's a place to find out all you ever wanted to know about
Jelly Bellys, the late Ronald Reagan's favorite candy.
Wiz Balm site we learn that
"Petroleum jelly (PJ), or Petrolateum, has often been
maligned as a man-made
or un-natural product. PJ was discovered by roughnecks and roustabouts on
the oil rigs....They found that this very light, whipped component of oil
would soften and moisturize their hands as they worked with the shaft."
Remember, "it's available in flavors!"
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