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  •  Knew him well.....when I was a child he'd stay at (6+ / 0-)

    our house whenever he came to NYC.

    •  That's amazing.... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...he seems from that German TV show to be a very pleasant guy. I hope that was the reality.

      Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

      by cweinsch on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:02:12 AM PST

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      •  Really nice guy....from Indianapolis!....had a new (2+ / 0-)
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        Cadillac whenever he showed up (loved the air conditioning)....and used to send me to the store for orange juice on a regular basis......his guitar was enormous....one of his brothers played xylophone....the other bass....as I recall....long time ago.

        •  Also.....Frank Sinatra featured Wes on one of his (1+ / 0-)
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          cweinsch

          television shows......the family was very proud....this sort of thing didn't happen much in those days.

        •  I really like it... (2+ / 0-)
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          skillet, schumann

          ...when these folks turn out to be nice.

          Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

          by cweinsch on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:44:26 AM PST

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        •  Buddy and Monk. + funny story. (2+ / 0-)
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          Buddy Montgomery played vibes and piano. Monk (bassist) helped to popularize the electric bass guitar.

          I played with Buddy a few times while he was living in Oakland CA.

          One of the gigs (early '90s i think) was at a local, SF ABC affiliate, Emmy party at a fancy restaurant (Blue Fox?). I believe the drummer was the late Eddie Moore.
          The funny part:
          Alex Trebek, then host of Jeopardy came walking up to the band smiling and (I guess) thinking he was cool for wanting to make a request of "I've Got Crush on You" (a corny tune BTW). Well Buddy first of all didn't want to play any requests...he was an artist dammit and, second, had no idea who Alex Trebek was so was rude and dismissive, just looked down at the keys and said "we don't play no requests". Of course Alex was not used to being blown off and not recognized and I thought the whole thing was effing funny.

          Buddy wouldn't fly so when the Mastersounds were on tour, Bay Area pianist, the late great Al Plank (also an Indianapolis native), would play the first couple of nights while they waited for Buddy to get there on the train.

          An fabulously talented family, those Indianapolis Montgomerys!

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