Hear Doc talk about Louis Armstrong’s great jazz recordings on KHSU 90.5 FM Bounce Me Brother (with DJ Boogie Woogie) at 8:00 PM

Doc will be talking with Phil in the first hour about his upcoming book review for the New Books Network on Brian Harker’s Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5 and Hot 7 Recordings. Harker’s book highlights six representative songs from Louis’ Hot 5 and Hot 7 recordings made between 1926-1928 and illuminates how Armstrong’s novelty, musical solo narratives, chord progressions, sweet and hot admixtures and technical virtuosity consolidated much of the disparate elements in jazz. Armstrong’s genius, energy, innovation, creative courage and commercial savvy and opportunism influenced the subsequent development of jazz for the rest of the century.

Doc’s ebook mystery novella, Muhammad Ali’s Robe to be released

Doc’s sport-eco-mystery novella has it all; everyman university professor William McKay becomes embroiled a mystery surrounding the disappearance of one of boxing’s most priceless pieces of memorabilia – and local politics leads to global intrigue.

Available for download for ereaders (Kindles, Nooks, etc) at:



If you don’t have a Kindle, Nook or other ereader, you’ll  need to download an ebpub reader program for Muhammad Ali’s Robe.  They’re free at: