[Dixielandjazz] Billy Crystal and OKOM background

Ron Wheeler 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

Best regards,

Ron Wheeler

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[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Rebecca
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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.

Rebecca Thompson
Flower Mound, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: tcashwigg at aol.com

 a special production featuring Billy Crystal and the members of the Jazz
Preservation Band.


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