[Dixielandjazz] Another one gone home

Charlie Hooks charliehooks@earthlink.net
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 15:51:02 -0500


    The legendary bass player, "Truck" Parham, age 90, has just died after
an illness.  A great guy and a fine player.  If you wonder why his nickname
was "Truck," it means you've never played in front of him!  Memorial
services will be held on Thursday, June 13, at Cage Memorial Chapel, 7651
Jeffery Blvd. on the south side of Chicago, with a visitation at 6 pm and
memorial service at 7 pm.

    Chicago already missed Truck because he'd been in hospital awhile; but
if you close your eyes, you can still hear that sound: gut strings about 2
inches off the finger board, and he would rattle your cage even without an
amp!  Truck had played with just about everybody who was anybody, and later
on with many of us who weren't anybody!  Went through the bad old days and
came out a gentleman.  Well done, Sir.

    Musical content: "Goin' Home"