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Larry The Cable Guy Jokes: Furry Sings The Blues & Hejira – Joni's Jazz Jam

Written by admin on May 25th, 2012


August 29, 1987 – Joni is a guest on Coast to Coast for a jam session with host Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn and Larry Klein. Joni leads the discussion about Furry Sings The Blues then the jam begins followed by Hejira. Cable TV’s Showtime Coast To Coast was a unique series of in-concert performances, interviews and collaborations hosted by Herbie Hancock. “There were no rehearsals,” recalls program producer/director Ken Ehrlich. “Just one day together running some tunes with no cameras present – the idea was simply to bring these people into a room and let them do something. On Wednesday, it didn’t exist. On Saturday, it was a show. Just two cameras to catch the entire creative process: ‘Here’s the studio, here’s some food, have a good time.’ They totally forgot the cameras were there. It was very exciting. It was magic.” Old Beale Street is coming down Sweeties’ Snack Bar boarded up now And Egles the Tailor and the Shine Boy’s gone Faded out with ragtime blues Handy’s cast in bronze And he’s standing in a little park With a trumpet in his hand Like he’s listening back to the good old bands And the click of high heeled shoes Old Furry sings the blues Propped up in his bed With his dentures and his leg removed And Ginny’s there For her kindness and Furry’s beer She’s the old man’s angel overseer Pawn shops glitter like gold tooth caps In the grey decay They chew the last few dollars off Old Beale Street’s carcass Carrion and mercy Blue and

 

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