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Editorials

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Down Beat

Down Beat (, 1934-1963)

“Race relations, sexual equality, unionism, wars, recessions, birth, life, death, the triumph of the will, the battle of the soul: it spills across the pages

The Grackle

The Grackle (, 1976-1979)

“Ron Welburn began his prolific career in music (and literary) criticism in the late 1960s. He helped found the important journal The Grackle in 1976.

The Jazz Record

The Jazz Record (, 1943-1947)

“The Jazz Record was unusual among jazz magazines in that its founder and editor was a renowned jazz musician—pianist Art Hodes. Begun as a bi-weekly,

Metronome

Metronome (, 1932-1961)

Lacunae: Vol. 64 no. 3. Although Metronome began publication in 1885, in 1932/33 the journal began shifting its editorial focus to jazz. Included here are the

The Mississippi Rag

The Mississippi Rag (, 1973-2006)

Lacunae: Vol. 8 no. 12, Vol. 13 no. 10. “The Mississippi Rag was the most successful magazine devoted to traditional jazz and ragtime and it

The Needle

The Needle (, 1944-1945)

“This short-lived monthly, edited and published by Robert Reynolds, was distinguished well out of proportion to its brief run. Among the significant writings to appear