As a matter of fact the show was sort of a reunion get together for Wilson and Thomas...Wilson played with Mrs. Thomas' brother Andy who played saxophone in the high school band while they both attended Manassas High School...So they have been friends since the 1930s both still alive and strong doing the things that they love or that bring their lives definition and peace of mind everyday!!!
Also devout Memphis music fan and journalist, Bro. Preston Lauterbach, living up to the title of his profession asked very good questions and was able to help anchor such an ensemble cast of dignified characters along with Tha Artivist in a very fair and balanced matter...
Unfortunately Bro. Emerson Able wasn't able to join us on this episode, but I feel that adding that wonderful man to the mix would have made the dish too sweet for consumption...Please continue to listen and be on the look out for more Jimmie Lunceford specials as the time nears for the first annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival taking place 0ct. 19-21 in Memphis, Tn!!!!
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The People I Interviewed Include:
A.) Jazz Great Gerald Wilson...
B.) Critically Acclaimed Classical Pianist Kathyrn Perry Thomas...
C.) Preston Lauterbach, Editor Of Website backroadsofamericanmusic.com ...
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