In Focus Podcast

Episode 46  

Ralph talks about the Cape Verdean and Jazz music scene including Paul Gonsalves who saved Duke Ellington’s Orchestra …

Ralph Hickok

Welcome editor, feature writer, newswriter, and sportsbook author Ralph Hickok to In-Focus Podcast Number 46. There have been thirty episodes since Ralph’s first visit on In-Focus Podcast Number 16.

Ralph is a multi-talented and multi-faceted writer. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and majored in English at Harvard.

Ralph Hickok came to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1963 as the editor of the Standard-Times Sunday magazine section. He wrote many feature stories about artists, writers, musicians, and other performers.

In 1973, he became the copy chief at Southeastern Advertising Agency (SEA) in downtown New Bedford. Travel/tourism was a major focus of SEA.  Ralph wrote many of ads, brochures, and other materials for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Battleship Cove, the City of New Bedford, and Bristol County Tourism.

Ralph is also a sports historian who has written a number of books about sports history and biography including the Vagabond Halfback The Saga of Johnny Blood McNally

Listen in on his conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Ralph’s memories of many topics including the Cape Verdean and intertwined Jazz music scene of days gone by!

Recorded with Zoom during the pandemic. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE(new episodes are added a short time after being posted here)

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are embarking on are still in the making and very organic. At this critical time in our country’s history, as we are experiencing and attempting to remain safely at home during the Covid 19 Pandemic, we will continue to podcast. This episode was assisted by Zoom. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!

Ralph Hickok

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