Wonderful Tunes Provided By Friends. Wild Tangents Provided By Me.

“I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” was written for the 1939 Broadway musical “Too Many Girls.”  It was made into a movie starring Lucille Ball in 1940. The song was also used in the 1957 Frank Sinatra vehicle “Pal Joey.” It appears on three McCoy Tyner albums, two solos and one duet with Stephane Grappelli. I found a live version of the Tyner/Grappelli duet.

Benjamin Franklin is responsible for my dragging rear! Okay, being over 40 might be partly responsible but mostly it’s that philandering Founding Father. Apparently it was Ben’s bright idea to spring our clocks ahead an hour around this time of year so that pre-electricity businesses could stay open longer. Now, two and a half centuries later, I gotta stagger around exhausted and bleary eyed for a week. Unfortunately I’m not a coffee drinker but if I was I’d be roasting my beans in the heat of burning hundred dollar bills in protest!


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