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Marc, your work with interviews and Jazz skulduggery has always ben great. But with Anthony and Mona you are bumping up against the truly fantastic. You're The Top.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2012 on Interview: Anthony Ortega (Part 3) at JazzWax
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Marc, This is great. A fantastic discovery for the Dave Lambert catalog. And Hello Mary, beautiful voice. I graduated HS right behind you in '65. You were indeed lucky to bea a part of Lambert's work. Congrats Marc - what a find!
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2011 on Interview: Mary Vonnie at JazzWax
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Some great info on Alvino. I worked a short tour with him to Jamaica with a Ray McKinley segment and a handful of King Sisters (and daughters). I'm not sure who recommended me for it - either Mac or Dean Kincade with whom I worked with at Walt Disney World. This was in the 80's. Alvino was a great talent and very unassuming and considerate of the band members. At that time he was "Alvino Rey And His Talking Guitar." he had made some sort of Vocorder like device (probably with vacuum tubes) and had it set up off stage so no one could see his 'secret.' A kind, gentle, talented man.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on Alvino Rey: Studio Band, 1946 at JazzWax
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