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By Billy Crystal

ISBN-10: 0759569312

ISBN-13: 9780759569317

To aid his relations, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, labored jobs, having just one day every week to spend along with his relations. in accordance with Crystal's one-man Broadway express of an identical identify, "700 Sundays"--referring unfortunately to the time shared via an adoring father and his dedicated son--offers a heartfelt, hilarious memoir. images all through.

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So they worked out a special arrangement with Vocalian Records, and Billie Holiday, a great black jazz artist, and my Jewish Uncle Milt together recorded “Strange Fruit” a song about lynching down South, the song that Time magazine in December of 1999 would call the song of the century. I’m so proud to say it’s on the family label, the Commodore. One night, my dad was producing one of Billie Holiday’s concerts. It was at a place called the Stuyvesant Casino, Second Avenue around 9th 47 billy crystal Street.

He let them play it the way they felt it. He let them play it the way they created it. Sometimes, on one Commodore record, there would be three cuts of the very same song. He would press all three cuts because there was a better solo, the beat was different, or there was just something about it that the musicians liked. He put them all on the same record, and they were grateful to him for it. He said, “Listen. Who am I to tell them how to play this? ” So when I was a kid growing up, my father was now managing the Commodore Music Shop and he had become the authority on jazz and jazz records in the city.

Okay. ” * * * 32 7 0 0 Sundays So they start licensing the master recordings of out-of-print records from some of the local record companies in town, and they start reissuing these out-of-print records with just a plain, white label that said “Commodore” on them. And these reissued jazz records started selling really well. Now young Milt starts going to all of the jazz clubs that were in Manhattan at the time. This is a particularly great time for jazz in New York. The clubs were all over town.

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