MOODY, MAXINE, MUGGSY, J.D., ERROLL, SLIM

It has its own rhythm, doesn’t it?  Here are the latest delicacies up for bid on eBay.

James Moody, who just left us, with his whimsical signature:

Dear Maxine Sullivan, giving someone her home address, once upon a time:

Kid Muggsy, faithful to the spirit of Joe Oliver to the end:

Jimmy Dorsey, his coiffure gleaming:

Very unusual — an Erroll Garner inscription:

And finally, the uncontrolled and perhaps uncontrollable Bulee “Slim” Gaillard, posing with a more serious young couple, circumstances unknown:

Now . . . shut your eyes and imagine the sound of this collective ensemble.  I hear Maxine carrying the melody line, Moody and Slim improvising vocal counterpoint behind her; Muggsy, Erroll, and Slim keep the rhythm going. 

That should take your mind off of holiday shopping!

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One response to “MOODY, MAXINE, MUGGSY, J.D., ERROLL, SLIM

  1. I actually have 2 of James Moody’s distinctive autographs, with the o’s turned into eyeglasses. One’s on an album, of course, but the other’s on the poster for a 2001 Caribbean jazz cruise. And I have an autograph Maxine Sullivan signed for me on 1 of her last LPs in the early ’80s.

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