The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59539 Message #952017
Posted By: fretless
13-May-03 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Allan Block (of Sandal Shop fame) - 2013
Subject: RE: Allan Block (of Sandal Shop fame)
I have a nearly worn out pair of Block knock-off sandals at home, purchased on Cape Cod four or five years ago. Not nearly as good as the original, though, of which I got my first pair in '62 or '63. You could describe them as minimalist shoe art -- just enough leather atop to hold the soles and all the rest was feet and air.
The first time I heard Allan play was on WBAI, perhaps on Billy Faier's Saturday night program, Midnight Special. What a wonderful sound he could draw from a fiddle!