SUMMERTIME in the Land of the Round Haircut this Record Breakingly HotHotHot Afternoon, along with BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE for BOBBYHATFIELD of the Righteous Brothers, the Ever Alluring RONNIESPECTOR, the Poet of the Blues Himself—PERCYMAYFIELD, BUSTERBROWN of Fannie Mae Fame, JIMMY McCRACKLIN and JACKIE ‘Rocket 88’ BRENSTON. and JACKIE ‘Rocket 88’ BRENSTON.
BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut, Kansas City Style for The Kid From Red Bank COUNTBASIE, The President of the Tenor Sax LESTERYOUNG, Mr Five by Five Himself JIMMYRUSHING, and the Architect of Modern Jazz CHARLIEPARKER. Other Birthdays this week include WYNONIE ‘Mr Blues’ HARRIS, WYNONACARR, the Queen of the Blues DINAHWASHINGTON and from the Realm of Vocal Group Harmony—the ill fated RUDYLEWIS of the Drifters and the inimitable WILLIEWINFIELD of the Harptones—
Today we are Guests of Honor at Somebody Else’s High School Reunion. Are you old enough to remember how it used to go? And while we’re on the subject, just how ever did the rest of ‘em get s-o-o-o old?!?