[Dixielandjazz] Billy Crystal and OKOM background
ronald_wheeler at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 17 14:09:50 PST 2006
Hi Rebecca and all,
It was his father, Jack, who ran Commodore. He's also Milt Gabler's nephew.
Billy tells the story of how Louis Armstrong visited his home and upon
hearing his hoarse voice, Billy's mother [or perhaps it was his grandmother]
said something like, '...just clear your throat, Louie. Cough it up!'
See the Wikipedia entry at... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Crystal
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Rebecca
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 16:37
To: tcashwigg at aol.com; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Billy Crystal and OKOM background
Have any of you heard Billy Crystal tell about growing up listening to all
the Jazz Legends? I believe his uncle owned (or ran) Commodore Records in
NYC. According to Billy, his house was a favorite place for all night jams.
Flower Mound, TX
From: tcashwigg at aol.com
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