Published on March 16th, 2014 | by Newt Rayburn

Video: Bill Perry, Jr. playing “It’s A Wonderful World” March 15, 2014 – Tribute to Blaine Pitzer

Bill Perry, Jr. played the Louis Armstrong classic “It’s a Wonderful World” on piano at “The Celebration of the Life of Blaine Pitzer” memorial at The Powerhouse in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Live sound by Tim Burkhead.
Video by Newt Rayburn – The Local Voice. 

For more information on Blaine “Blano” Pitzer, please visit


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was born and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, starting in 1971. Newt's many publishing projects led to THE LOCAL VOICE, which started in 2006. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and later, Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE media company in March of 2006. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn has been involved in the Ole Miss area for many years. Newt's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is proud Father of eight-year old daughter Alex.

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