Music for a Friday: Dizzy Gillespie

YouTube can be fantastic for discovering an artist. Whatever comes up first you can assume are their greatest hits, and then, if you’re interested you can wind your way through related links to get to lesser known stuff. Or, you can go to your local library! Pick whatever CDs they’ve got by an artist like Dizzy Gillespie, and work forwards or backwards in time, depending on where you start. That’s how I found this week’s song of the week. It says to me “Things are looking up from now on”. This week’s song is Dizzy’s Bang Bang:

If you’ve got a few extra minutes, check out what seems to be YouTube’s most popular clip of Dizzy, his appearance on the Muppets (that’s something you won’t find on a CD):


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