Mudcat Café message #148825 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16028   Message #148825
Posted By: Art Thieme
13-Dec-99 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: the Little Red Songbook--I.W.W.

Amazing. Very nice of you to respond.---Not to mention cool as hell. This place amazes me more often than not. I had thought Japhy was Neal Cassady. But I see Ann Charters says Gary was not only Japhy but that he was Jarry Wagner in BIG SUR.

Ann Charters, Kerouac's biographer, was/is(?) the spouse of Sam Charters---author of great books on blues---like The Blusmen, Sweet As The Showers Of Rain and The Country Blues. (Just an aside that would be of interest to other Mudcatters.)

I'm pretty sure I heard recently about some of Gary's modern doings---but I can't recall specifics. I, for one, would enjoy enlightenment if you're willing !

Thanks---and all the best,

Art Thieme also at