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Thread #66109 Message #2214018
Posted By: Phil Cooper
12-Dec-07 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Man Who Sings (Fred Holstein)
Subject: RE: Origin: The Man Who Sings (Fred Holstein)
The Christmas Band (Bittersweet Christmas Band) that I'm in for the month of December played a benefit gig Sunday night (Dec. 9) at the Irish American heritage center in Chicago. One of the performers that night was Norm Siegel, who played bass with Fred Holstein for years. One of the songs he sang was, in fact, The Man Who Sings. I told Norm about this thread, then asked if he had any insight into who really wrote the song. He also suggested that perhaps Fred wrote it. I repeated my theory, that I mentioned here in a previous post, that I thought for sure that Fred would have taken credit for it. Norm said that Fred most likely would not have taken credit for it. I will defer to him, as he knew Fred a lot better than I did. So, it's still up for grags.