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Thread #12355   Message #97675
Posted By: Roger the zimmer
21-Jul-99 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
Rick, George is probably the living jazz performer I've seen most over the last 30 years, since the days when I haunted London's 100 Club, (perhaps I've seen Humphrey Lyttleton, now 74, more often) he's a bit arthritic now and sounds very emphysemic when he talks, tho' still sings OK. His learned & funny intros are still very entertaining, though he no longer does the paratrooper's roll off stage at the climax of Frankie & Johnny! His two autobiographical books were (from memory) "Rum Bum and Concertina" and "Owning Up", I don't know of any web sources (not that I've looked!). I last saw him on tv showing someone how to fly-fish (his great passion, he has a mile of trout stream in Wales somewhere). He appears locally with the Feetwarmers most years and we try to get along. He's over 70 now and a tribute to a lifetime of bad habits!