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Sep 30, 2018 - 12:03:27 PM
1105 posts since 4/8/2009

"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis playing and singing a very interesting Ballad from 1944 by "Duke" Ellington and Hal David's brother Mack David. It was beautifully recorded by two Gentlemen that worked for some time with. the first was "Count" Basie's great Ballad singer Joe Williams. I played Bass for him for two weeks at Chicago's "Bourbon Street" night club back in the 1960's when I was a student at the Conservatory there. The other was "Duke Ellington's great singer "Al Hibbler". I was in a Trio (on Banjo) that accompanied him for a few months in Manhattan at a Club called "Steak Row". It was definitely a pleasure to work with both these great singers. Davis is playing his Custom OME 12" head - 17 fret neck Tenor Banjo.
I've been very lucky to be playing with so many greats as I did. I've love it all. Eddy


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