The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95417   Message #1856374
Posted By: The Shambles
11-Oct-06 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: Art Blakey's Birthday (11 Oct 1919)
Subject: RE: Art Blakey's Birthday
Yes Martin your post reminded me.

In the days when record players had a little arm that you dropped on top of the record, I forgot to do this to an Art Blakey LP - that was mainly one long drum solo. The result was that the record would just keep playng.

In fact I went out leaving the record playing. I returned home some hours later to find my dear mother at screaming point. Not knowing how to turn it off and not wishing to damage the borrowed record and player - she had listened to this drum solo all night.

Everytime it came to the end - she relaxed with relief - only for her to place her hands over her ears as it started all over again. I am glad to say that she did recover from the experience - but was never a great Art Blakey fan or a fan of jazz drumming after that.