[Dixielandjazz] Which Shakeys?
jdrobertson at att.net
Fri Jan 12 09:25:14 PST 2007
I've mentioned before that I "discovered" Vince Saunder's South Frisco
Band in the summer of 1966 in a Pizza Parlor (not Shakey's) in
Huntington Beach, CA. On the last night before I moved to Northern Ca,
with Vince's permission, I recorded the whole evening for (my)
posterity. In the background you can hear, during the first set, all
the families with parents yelling at their kids etc. By the last set,
which started sometime after 10, the pitchers of beer were taking
effect, and there were lots of shouts from the audience. During the
closing number, Friendless Blues, there was much ribald laughter over
something going on, but I don't remember what it was and I WAS THERE.
In later years, I dug out the reel to reel recordings and realized THAT
BAND WAS HOT! Listmate Fr. Mike, transferred the tapes to CD's, and I
never get tired of listening to them.
Robert S. Ringwald wrote:
> Criss wrote regarding the Shakeys he was exposed to Jazz in while growing
>> There was a Shakey's in Birmingham (Midfield), Alabama that I went to.
>> Wouldn't it be great if we could have something like that again with the
>> silent movies, the sing along with the piano player then the Dixieland
>> Lord, how I miss those time.
> I made my living playing in Shakeys type places during the 60s & 70s. Some
> were actually Shakeys & others were similar.
> I worked 5 nights a week in a place called Capone's Chicago Tea Room & Pizza
> It was definately not a family place. But we had a great time.
> I suspect that, one of these days the Shakeys concept type place will come
> I think some enterprising young business man will realize that there is a
> market for it.
> Just think of all of the grand parents & parents who used to go to such
> places now taking their off-springs to such a place.
> I think it will happen one of these days.
> --Bob (now where'd they hide that piano?) Ringwald
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