[Dixielandjazz] I remember Eddie Calhoun!

Ron L'Herault lherault@bu.edu
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 10:47:17 -0400

Seems to me I read an account about an earlier late 20s or early 30s jazz
musician who had a similar run in with a tail light.   I can't remember if
it was Pop's Foster's book or Mezz Mezzrow's.

Ron L
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlie Hooks" <charliehooks@earthlink.net>
To: "DJML Dixieland Jazz" <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] I remember Eddie Calhoun!

> on 6/25/02 5:29 AM, Phil O'Rourke at philor@webone.com.au wrote:
> > Charlie
> >
> > I can go along with what Eddie was doing.
> > I can remember a couple of years ago in my youth riding a motorbike
> > the middle of Canberra (Australia's capital) and thinking that I had
> > slow down or the cops would grab me. I looked at the speedo to work out
> > much I had to slow down by and saw that I was doing 25mph.
> > I realised that I had better speed up; it was a 50 mph speed zone.
> > It was a nice smoke though.
> >
> > Phil O'Rourke
> > Australia
> >
> Might prove to be a great thread on the list: "Once in my youth...."
> My own contribution: Jack McDaniels (fine tenor player) and I were
> oversmoked after the job and trying to exit a traffic circle.  Around and
> around to the left, streets and roadways flipping by like a deck of cards
> under your thumb, until I said, "Uh, man...just take any one of them and
> off: we'll figure it out later."  It worked, or I'd still be there.
> Maybe that same night, came to a stop at a red light at top of a hill.
> Waited.  And waited.  Light never changed.  About five minutes, felt like
> hour.  Finally Jack said, "I'm gonna go investigate."  Came back a minute
> later laughing so hard he could hardly get into the car.  "What's up,
> "It's a tail light on a Cadillac parked on the side!"  This was when
> tailfins were all the style on American cars.
> oh, well--
> Charlie
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