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Here’s Cannonball Adderly’s “Jive Samba”

I wanted to find out why Julian “Cannonball” Adderley was called Cannonball but apparently no such anecdote exists. All I was able to find out is that he was originally called Cannon then it morphed into Cannonball at some point. I’m fairly famous (“famous” here meaning patiently tolerated) for my fake answers to life’s mysteries, so naturally I thought one up to share with my adoring public. The problem is the only explanation I could come up with involving a young man, a cannon, and some balls was… decidedly Freudian so I thought it best not to share.

Still, it’s an awesome song isn’t it?


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