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A Night-Club Map of 1932 Harlem

It’s the 1930s, and while elsewhere in the world evil people are poring over maps with plans for plunder and dreams of conquest, cartography is serving a more benign purpose in Harlem, New York City. This Night-Club Map of Harlem is a chart of the fun to be had in the cultural capital of black America, circa 1932.

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Walt Disney’s Jack And Old Mac – 1956

This is basically two jazz-inclined musical shorts in one. First is a swingin’ rendition of “The House That Jack Built” boasting imaginative animation in which the writing of a word turns into its meaning (such as “cow” turning into a cow, and so on). Second and longer is “Old McDonald Had a Band”, where instrument sounds replace the traditional barnyard noises. With the exception of his displeased wife, Old Mac’s family all jams on musical instruments, even the pets.

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Kind of Bloop – An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

Like jazz? Like 8-bit music? Looking for a way to combine those 2 loves? How about the brand new album, Kind of Bloop. The album was put together by Andy Baio of waxy.org with the help of other talented artist. For more info, you can drop by the site http://kindofbloop.com/ to preview the album. To read more about the genesis of the idea, drop by Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis [@] Waxy.org.

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