Shellac Stack No. 44 acknowledges the rather painful and inauspicious start of 2015 while keeping an optimistic eye open. We salute bandleader and composer Ben Black, listen to some “Sweet Georgia Brown” records, hear some theatre organ in Chicago, and wonder about a mystery trombone player on a Lou Gold record. Scrappy Lambert, Chick Bullock, and even Paul Robeson lend their vocal talents. It’s not all bad news!