Protest Song of the Day: ‘Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)’ by Bob Dorough & Miles Davis

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 8:30 am

Bob Dorough is a cool bepop, jazz pianist and singer, who collaborated with jazz legend Miles Davis to produce, “Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern).” He is known for working with Allen Ginsberg and he also once performed in between Lenny Bruce sets.

The song may not be as much of a protest song as previous selections featured this week, however, its lyrics have an anti-commercialism theme.

Late Late Night FDL: Burn

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, and Robben FordBurn, from Amnesty International‘s 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, June 15, 1986.

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