Vinnie & Bobby is an American sitcom that aired Saturdays at 9:30 pm on Fox from May 30, 1992, to September 5, 1992. The series is a spin-off of the 1991 sitcom Top of the Heap, itself a spin-off of Married... with Children. Series star Matt LeBlanc played the character of Vinnie Verducci on all three shows, as did Joey Lauren Adams as Mona Mullins, although she only appeared in the backdoor pilot of the Married... with Children episode. Set in Chicago, the series centers on Vinnie Verducci, a construction worker, his roommate, Bobby Grazzo who share the same apartment Vinnie and his father once shared. Vinnie's father Charlie has moved away, Vinnie's cat Fluffy has disappeared, Bobby is moving his way in and has gotten Vinnie a job at a construction site. Others shown were Mona Mullins, their 17-year-old neighbor, who still has a crush on Vinnie and is repulsed by her new neighbor Bobby. Other characters include fellow construction workers Bill Belli and Fred Slacker. One theme this show added to its predecessor is at the end of two episodes, the cast would begin an a cappella rendition of a song.
Note: This table counts the pilot of Top of the Heap, the same-titled episode of Married... with Children as two different episodes. Without this change, Mona Mullins would not be in any Married... with Children episodes and Vinnie Verducci would be in two. Vinnie & Bobby on IMDb
Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings is a 2005 box set of recordings from jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton. The set spans 128 tracks over eight CDs, it won two Grammy Awards in Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes. In 1938, noted musicologist and Morton biographer Alan Lomax conducted a series of interviews with Morton at the Library of Congress. Richard Cook and Brian Morton describe these recordings as Jelly Roll Morton's "virtual history of the birth pangs of jazz as it happened in the New Orleans of the turn of the century, his memory was unimpaired, although he chose to tell things as he preferred to remember them, perhaps. Riverside Records issued the recordings as LP records in 1955. Ron Wynn and Bruce Boyd Raeburn note that "though the albums came out posthumously, the interviews generated tremendous new interest in Morton's life and music." During the 1990s, Rounder Records released a series of compact discs including the musical content, but not the dialogue, from the 1938 sessions.
Both the Riverside and earlier Rounder releases were expurgated, as as 2008, when selections from the complete Rounder collection were featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary on Morton, presenter Marybeth Hamilton noted that then, some of the recordings were still considered unsuitable for broadcast, due to the obscene nature of some of the lyrics and Morton's narration. In 2005, Rounder released the 1938 recordings in their entirety as part of an eight-disc box set; the first seven discs include Lomax's 1938 interviews, in which Morton describes his life and the early days of jazz, plays piano, sings. The eighth disc includes 1949 recordings of Morton's contemporaries, reminiscing about Morton and providing musical demonstrations; the set was released in a piano-shaped box and included a copy of Mister Jelly Roll, Lomax's biography about Morton. The set includes a PDF file including additional liner notes, complete transcriptions of the recorded dialogue and lyrics, additional unrecorded interviews and archival documents and photos.
In 2007, Rounder released Jelly Roll Morton: The Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax, a single disc consisting of selected highlights from the box set. Arwulf arwulf, writing for allmusic, described the recordings as having been "beautifully restored."Harvey Pekar, writing for The Austin Chronicle, gave the set a five-star rating, noting that " oral history here is provocative, his playing bears out some of the hard-to-believe statements that have been made by him."Richard Cook and Brian Morton, writing for The Penguin Guide to Jazz, gave the set a four-star rating, describing it as "surely the most comprehensive coverage of the speech and music to date.… It is a wonderfully illustrated lecture on Morton's music by the man who created it. Indispensable records for anyone interested in jazz history." Jelly Roll Morton – piano, guitar, commentary Alan Lomax – interviewer Johnny St. Cyr – guitar, commentary Leonard Bechet – commentary Paul Dominguez, Jr. – guitar, commentary Albert Glenny – commentary Alphonse Picou – commentary John Szwed - album notes Library of Congress release on Grammy awards