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See You In The Funny Pages Tony Williams

The song is “Clear Ways” and it’s from the North Sea Jazz Festival which is held annually in Curacao, a Dutch controlled Caribbean island. In 1982 Etta James, Astrud Gilberto with Dizzy Gillespie, and Martha Reeves (without the Vandellas) were among the many talented performers also on the bill.

As a kid my comic book of choice was Archie. I know, bless me nerds for I have sinned. The only Justice League incarnation I know of is from the 70’s “Super Friends” cartoon which I loved. Clearly the Super Star Quintet in the video was NOT the Justice League with the idiotic monkey/dog and the utterly useless teen sidekicks! Man they were lame! Which reminds me, I wonder if I can buy a Wonder Twin power ring in time for Dragon Con.

Remembering Hank Jones

Pianist Hank Jones passed away on May 17, 2010.

During a career which spanned seven and a half decades, Hank Jones played with nearly all of the greats. His lyrical piano can be heard on thousands of solo and group recordings. He is also the pianist who accompanied Marilyn Monroe during her famous birthday tribute to President Kennedy. Thank you for the beautiful musical legacy you left us Mr Jones. Rest In Peace.

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