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Full Circle

“Full Circle” is newest offering by  Southern cultural icon, The Rev. Billy C. Wirtz. Along with special guests,  the Nighthawks,  Wirtz returns with his own brand of twisted humor, blazing boogie Woogie piano, and an unforgettable Gospel closing number. Along…
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Charlie Parker!!!!

Charlie Parker week at PlanetRev Records. Of all the musicians I rave about, no one comes close to Charlie Parker for raw musical brilliance. Charlie Parker, along with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and a hand full of others developed the…
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Reverend Billy’s ‘Chapter 3’

Billy is making the news.  Please check out the article posted at Ocala.com.  Article by Dave Schlenker Entertainment Editor. Also Check out Billy’s Video from the interview.

A Flat, Down From the “V” Chord

I’ve spent the last several months “woodshedding.” For thirty years, I’ve hidden the fact that I was musically illiterate. It’s nothing to be proud of, and last Spring I decided to do something about it. The whole process began as…
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Ride on Red

A hastily scribbled sign advertised “Twelve Super Hits For A Dollar.” The Chubby Checker record on top looked promising. My first teachable moment about the music business. Aside from “South Street” by the Orlons, (the first record to use the…
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Life Turns on a Dime

THE NEGRO NATIONAL ANTHEM (In “G”) “Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?” Stephen King From…
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One Eyed Comics

Thanks for checking me out. I have been in the music business all of my life, and in comics since the early nineties. Recently, I decided to undertake some projects involving the use of sequential art (comics) and music in…
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Like a One Eyed Cat…

Wynonie Harris and the Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll  “I’m Mr. Blues! The man’s threat, and the woman’s pet, and I got enough money to air-condition Hell!” “The crooners play the Great White Way where they are swamped by Coca-Cola…
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