He left Brooklyn many years ago but Brooklyn never left him. His childhood was a rich gumbo of passions: the Dodgers, radio shows, comic books, 78 rpm records, stickball, punchball, movies, and of course the Dodgers. From these ingredients his life's main interests were formed: jazz, classical music, writing, and (still) baseball. Brooklyn also gave him Brooklyn Girl, who has been his best friend for more than half a century. One lucky kid.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
A cautionary clip
This clip illustrates two lessons that should have been learned but weren't:
(1) never get into a scat-singing contest with Roy Eldridge;
(2) never raise your horn before Coleman Hawkins is ready to let you in.