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  • Birthday 03/09/1954

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  1. Songs You don't want requested

    Sonny Criss did a nice version!
  2. Play ball! 2019 MLB season thread

    What a slippery slope. The Boswell Sisters and Mildred Bailey (with Paul Whitman) also recorded the tune. Do they get axed as well? What about other songs about the south that present an idyllic or idealized view of past times? I air a fair amount of music from the 1920s from what is sometimes referred to as "The People's Republic of Cambridge" (Massachusetts) and occasionally run into tunes with rather dated lyrics (Mississippi Mud, e.g.) from that and later eras. I find a comment acknowledging that the lyrics reflect a different sensibility and a different time puts the recording into a different perspective. Otherwise, a lot of good music would never be heard anymore.
  3. Play ball! 2019 MLB season thread

    The return of Leon appears to be confirmed. I was surprised that he wasn't at Fenway for the ring ceremony last Tuesday. The Red Sox should be able to hide his bat in the lineup if the rest start hitting. One wonders how much Pedroia has left. He's not off to a good start. Tampa Bay could take the division, quite a feat given payroll considerations.
  4. Play ball! 2019 MLB season thread

    It's Red Sox v. Yankees tonight, in NY. Red Sox not playing well. Generally bad starting pitching and not much hitting, with a few exceptions. There's a report that Blake Swihart was just designated for assignment. Christian Vasquez played second base yesterday. One wonders if Sandy Leon is headed back to catch.
  5. Seat Belt Song Theft

    Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Benny Goodman, vocal) (skip ad): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP7t119mAMU
  6. There are air checks of other groups as well from the Panther Room in the Hotel Sherman. Bud Freeman and His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra, for example, comes to mind.
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  8. Play ball! 2019 MLB season thread

    Robinson Cano homered in his first at bat with the Mets.
  9. Any update to this thread? I'll be in Durham for a few days starting tomorrow for a conference and am wondering if there's anything noteworthy to check out.
  10. Happy Birthday jazztrain!

    Thanks guys. It was a big one.
  11. Andre Previn (1929 - 2019)

    Saw him conduct at Tanglewood several years ago. RIP.