Fact: A new illustrated book lifts the lid on the jazz scene in 1920s New York. The tome, titled Jazz. New York in the roaring twenties, penned by Robert Nippoldt, takes a look at the time when the likes of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington made the Big Apple swing.
Fact: Executives at Universal Music are donating a collection of treasured songs by artists including Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to the American nation. The records will be given to the Library of Congress to be preserved. The collection also includes songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Les Paul.
Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.