Category Archives: Crate Digging

Crate Digging with BILL MILKOWSKI

 A recent edition of DownBeat magazine detailed in part a new project to release Newport Jazz Festival performances online.  The project is being undertaken by a company called Wolfgang’s Vault, and they’ve had the good sense to engage longtime jazz … Continue reading

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Crate digging with EUGENE HOLLEY, JR.

 Writer Eugene Holley — Wilmington’s own — is one who’s always first-rate commentary I take personal pride in.  I’ve watched his development closely, ever since we worked together in developing the National Jazz Service Organization during the first stages of … Continue reading

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Crate Digging: The Jazz Record Store as Endangered Species

The demise of four-wall record stores has been painful to many of certain generations, myself included.  Leafing through the stacks — or crate digging as it’s popularly referred to these days — is the way many of us educated ourselves … Continue reading

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Crate Digging with Tom Porter

DC-based Tom Porter is a man with a vast range of experiences — from community activist to college professor to community radio station executive.  Some of his more recent crate digging has involved unearthing a treasure chest of unreleased recordings captured … Continue reading

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Crate Digging with Miles Willis

Miles Willis is a dedicated crate digger often in search of rare recordings.  Formerly the lone jazz programmer at KPFT-FM, Pacifica Radio in Houston, TX, since relocating to the DC area Miles — who is a biologist 9-5 — can … Continue reading

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