A few hours ago, I was able to see silent color footage of Sidney Bechet on the Eddie Condon Floor Show — check it out here — and now I can tell you that there is a Facebook page devoted to Adele Girard and Joe Marsala, harpist and clarinetist, wife and husband — created by their daughter Eleisa Trampler in honor of Adele’s upcoming centennial. Facebook has eaten up at least ninety minutes of every day, but this is one of many reasons to join in.
What next? Stores selling Rod Cless t-shirts? Frank Teschemacher refrigerator magnets? The Complete Works of Frank Melrose?
I can only imagine! (“I ‘like’ it, I ‘like’ it!”)
May your happiness increase!