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Book ’em Friday: New Reading from Pantheon and A Cappela

We’ve received some interesting book galleys here, which serve mostly to make us feel superior and important when we carry them with us to a bar where we pretend to read as if we’re literate and hip.

There’s Sue Mingus’ (pictured left) fascinating and well-written memoir of her life with Charles, Tonight at Noon. And vaunted vocal jazz writer Will Friedwald painstakingly traces the genesis and influence of 12 of America’s most popular songs, including “St. Louis Blues,” “I Got Rhythm” and “My Funny Valentine” in Stardust Memories, which for all its style and depth, opens with a quote from Homer Simpson. Do’h.

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