Category Archives: Americana

Silver Plane

Maybe it was Jo Stafford’s voice on those summer nights, singing from the open doors of VFW Post 6776, “Fly the ocean in a silver plane, see the ocean when it’s wet with rain,” wafting through our bedroom window next … Continue reading

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Crazy Man, Crazy

That was the summer of our odyssey, the summer of 1953, the summer that Crazy Man, Crazy by “Bill Haley with Haley’s Comets” was a huge jukebox hit at the bar on the grounds of the cottage rental place on … Continue reading

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Time Slow, Life Rich

There was no tv then, so all we could do in the living room was live. Continue reading

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Tall Enough to Tell the Tale

You’ve got me there, Bob (see previous post); but as I’ve been saying more and more frequently lately, it seems to be the names that go first. That means I’ve got a lot of nameless faces floating around in my … Continue reading

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Let There Be Soul!

In the beginning the music was formless and void,and a great emptiness went forth across the airwaves.All that could be heard therein was Patti Page,Theresa Brewer and Frankie Laine. Then God said, “Let there be rhythm, let there be blues!”;and … Continue reading

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