It had to happen — that while in the UK I would find myself browsing on www.ebay.co.uk. And browsing led me to this:
Would you mind having that on the wall to look at in odd moments, to think, however whimsically, “Hey, Louis sends me his best wishes”? I wouldn’t mind, myself.
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I was delighted to read this editorial piece in the Quad City Times (that’s Bix Beiderbecke’s home-town newspaper) about the influence of Bix here and abroad — as documented in a wonderful two-disc set. And I was even happier to find myself quoted at length:
To be cited as an authority unexpectedly is a very rewarding state of affairs! May it happen to you, too – – –
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