A re-post: In memory of my dad
Dad’s jazz collection kept growing and so did his knowledge and influence in the world of jazz. He had one of the biggest, oldest jazz collections in the world. People loved his radio programmes “Artistry in Rhythm” and “Jazz Journal” and he became known as “South Africa’s Jazz King”. He got lots of letters from Jazz fans all over the world and won a trip to England on the “100,000 TO GO” quiz show. The topic was JAZZ of course. He knew the ins and outs of jazz. The Quiz Master had to scramble for other questions when the puritan jazz man refused to answer certain questions, stating “That is NOT a jazz question”. Well, he won a trip for two, to the land of his birth. It was his first trip home in 20 years.
His sister and her family visited us once. It was a culture shock for…
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