[Dixielandjazz] Louis Nye & Thelonious

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 10 20:21:36 PDT 2005

Actor Louis Nye passed away yesterday at 92. Today is Thelonious Monk's 88th
Birthday anniversary. Besides being contemporaries, what else did they have
in common?

Well, Nye did a funny comedy bit, both on TV and on record where he played a
jazz trumpeter, being interviewed for a bank loan. His character's name was
"Harold Lips"

Loan Officer: "What is your mother's name?"

Harold Lips:  "Thelonious"

Loan Officer: (incredulously) "Thelonious is a Mother??"

Harold Lips:  "That's the general opinion, Daddy."

RIP Louis. You were loved, you were funny and you were hip.


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