[78-L] where art thou, o Muse?
julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Nov 13 15:23:53 PST 2015
On 13/11/15 19:49, Taylor Bowie wrote:
> Malcolm, I think there are a lot of them.
> Two who come to mind right away are Art Rollini who stopped playing to own
> and manage some dry cleaners...also the great pianist Bob Kitsis (played
> with Shaw and did a lot of studio work) who left music in the 50s for the
> insurance business.
> And of course there are many mostly black jazz players who had to have
> "second jobs" in order to stay in the music biz, even part time.
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> From: "Malcolm" <malcolm at 78data.com.invalid>
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> Subject: [78-L] where art thou, o Muse?
>> On a tangent to the ironic last recordings of various artists thread,
>> has there ever been a recording artist that "lost the muse" and dropped
>> out of the business to work at another profession?
>> Only one I can think of was Frank Ferera, the prolific Hawaiian steel
>> guitarist who went on to become a grocer on the Upper West Side of New
>> York City, c . 1933. And this after a 20 year career in the recording
>> business. Possibly he couldn't, or didn't want to, adapt his acoustic
>> playing style to the new electric instrument. Or maybe it was the great
>> Anyone else?
Didn't drummer Stan Levey give up music for industrial photography?
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