The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76272   Message #1350015
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Dec-04 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Who influenced you to become a musician
Subject: RE: Who influenced you to become a musician
My Mum.

We were pretty poor and she bought me for Christmas this autobiography of Eddie Condon Jazz guitarist, entitled We Called it Music - it was remaindered in Woolworths 1/3d.

I read it like it was my bible - compulsively. Such an interesting life Wild Bill, Bix, Bud and that was only the white guys - he was the first white jazz player to record with Fats waller.

There was this sentence in it "Gene Krupa's drums trickled through the piece like bourbon over ice cubes."

I thought thats what I want to be.....

a drunk.............okay and and a musician