"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis playing a song by Earle Hagen in 1939. It was written as an Instrumental Special for the Ray Noble Orchestra. I played this with the great Trumpeter Billy Butterfield at a Jazz Fest. in Manassas Virginia. Then we played "P. S. I Love You". Davis is playing his Weyman Tenor Lute/Banjo.
There is a great Alto Sax Solo of this by one of my favorite Sax men -- Earl Bostic. Eddy
I love this one Eddy. I laid in down on tenor guitar awhile ago, mostly in single string though. I'll work on the chord melody like yours at some point. Beautiful harmonies.
Written by Earle Hagen who also wrote the Andy Griffith show theme song (whistle).
Just a compliment - beautiful!
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