Father’s Day

My 84 year old Dad lived in Chicago in the early 60’s.
He worked as a busboy in the hotel where some of the great Jazz musicians played almost nightly.
He heard Dizzie Gillespie, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and the like live!
One summer he went to watch Duke Ellington & Count Basie with my Mom and it was a memorable concert.
He bought the LP “First Time” by Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Sadly, over time we lost that album.
I stumbled on some of this music on the internet and decided I would get my Dad Duke Ellington & Count Basie, Dave Brubeck and some Miles Davis.
And then I really struggled to find a portable radio cassette & CD player.
This morning, I went to see Dad who was still in his pajama’s and presented the CD’s and the player.
He was overjoyed!
He was snapping his fingers to that wonderful swing beat by the time I left.
It made my Father’s Day.
If your father is alive, do something to make his day

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