Monday, January 03, 2005

Like the man says; 'it is like DE-JA VU all over again'.
An article in the NYTimes today reports a comeback for Irving Fields as a pianist in a local watering hole.

Was is only fifty years ago (circa 1955) that I was schlepping my OP-5 to the Mermaid Room of the Park Sheridan to do a broadcast pickup of this man and his trio?
Before Bob Hall's MUSIC THROUGH THE NIGHT made its debut the network filled many hours with late night dance band pickups.

Sunday nights found me in that same room? doing a show with Mitch Miller where he did an interview thing with some showbiz greats.

Another memorable pickup was Guy Lombardo from the Roosevelt Room of the Pennsylvania Hotel???? on New Year's eve.

good Grief!!!!!

Harry Peterson