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HEALING SOUNDS FROM DR. PROFIT (1940)

This blog isn’t terribly autobiographical by plan, but a little context is needed.  I’ve not been feeling well this past week — a combination platter of flu and other mysterious ailments — and it put me in a delicate state.  253 more words

Michael Steinman

PAT KIRBY SINGS! AGAIN! "THE BOY NEXT DOOR" (1954, Steve Allen, The Tonight Show)

For me, this beautiful story started in a thrift store in Westbury, New York. Details (and music) here.

More friends helped me find Pat Kirby herself — a person as gracious and gentle of spirit as her singing; I met… 334 more words

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THE RESONANT KINDNESS OF SONNY ROLLINS (1994)

Some time back, browsing eBay, I came across this quite remarkable object for sale: a letter from Sonny Rollins to a younger fan / musician.  It’s no longer for sale (it sold for eight hundred dollars) but I share the text with you now. 190 more words

Michael Steinman

"TO MY BOY . . . ."

Another eBay gem, irresistible in so many ways:

The inscription: “To my boy, Dr. Rush, Rush into me and brush me off.  Thomas Fats Waller.” 76 more words

Michael Steinman

WHEN BEAUTY IS THE ONLY WAY: ABIGAIL RICCARDS and MICHAEL KANAN

When the soul needs solacing, anti-inflammatories from the bathroom medicine chest just won’t do.  I present two you two deep practitioners of the healing arts: Abigail Riccards and Michael Kanan. 99 more words

Michael Steinman