Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Allen Kanovsky's take on Tuesday, Part Two - Famous Frank's Blue Tuesday Birthday Brings out the STARS

Allen's blog about Tuesday, November 19 (posted 11/20/13, continued:

Famous Frank with a Famously LARGE Chocolate Martini!
Charlie told me that we were heading to Boston's on the Beach in Delray for some BLUES and to celebrate Famous Frank Ward's birthday which is today. It is also Ms. Deborah Paiva's birthday. She is much younger than Frank or I.



It is also the 2d anniversary of the formation of the Otis Cadillac & the Eldorados  band.

In the audience are some old pals including Dave Cat in the Hat, Bella, Grace, Betty (shake that thang) Rosenthal and others who chose to stay unnamed. Deborah, Charlie and I are welcomed to joining Dave (cith) at his table. On stage are Famous Frank with Capt. Reese and Ken Burkhart. (sorry I didn't get the drummers name). Capt. Reese  is singing "Keep Your Hands on the Wheel". Folks are clappin', tappin' and dancin'. Next, Terry Hanck and his California Band takes the stage. "If I Don't Love You" is their opener followed by "Let Me Hold Your Hand". Frank and Ken join the band for a reggae rhythm "Changed My Mind". Franks birthday cake makes an appearance along with a giant sized 'chocolate martini' which is Franks beverage of choice.
Terry has owned the upper register of the tenor sax for a while and he shows it, playing notes that would challenge anyone else. 
Terry is followed by Joey Gilmore. If you want to hear the BLUES, you listen to Joey. His opener "Steppin' In, Steppin' Out" sets the mood for fun and taking to the dance floor. The great American BLUES Book is his to play. You get to listen to tunes, past and present. When they do "I'm In Love With You" it trans to "Stormy Monday" and back.

Honored to be asked to join in on this picture with Bobby Nathan, taken by JoJo!

Smiles and hugging - OK, but NO DANCING TONIGHT!

Michael, JoJo and James.... GREAT to see you all!

Mark Telesca (Blues Dragon), Bobby Nathan, and the guy in the hat...

Slim Louis getting a little appreciation!

The Millers are in the house! And the house is sneaking up on them!

Notice how the people around Allen Kanovsky are always smiling? 

JohnO, in the fine, fine company of Enid...and Congratz out to Enid who at the time of this writing is enjoying the Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang show at the Kravis Center!

And the winner is...ENID!  And, that just might be the finest picture of Jim Nestor EVERY taken!

The birthday boy and the lady...smiles, smiles, smiles...

Both bars where happening!

Are these guys texting each other? HI!

Capt. Reese and Joey Gilmore - yes, indeed the SCENE was right here tonight!

Tom, Tim, Jim, Jeff, Capt Reese, Joey, Robert, and CJ... see, we told you EVERYONE was here!

Did we tell you that Terry Hanck showed up for the party with his whole California Band? They are doing a Florida tour - find out where you can catch them here: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2013/11/terry-hanck-blues-music-award-winner.html

If you get a chance, ask Dave if you can see the birthday present he presented Frank - a GREAT photo album of Blue Tuesdays from the past year! GREAT photos~

Mr. Willie Miller is in the house! 

Terry!

Soooo many fine people here tonight! Hi Randy! Hi Mr. G! Hi Memphis Mark!

Slim Louis is liking this part of the world!

If this blues is on, and they are in the room, they are ALWAYS couple #1


Yes, fun was had!

More birthday celebration! Hello Peter & Rose!

Dang, even TJ is looking good tonight! Or, it is just rubbing off from the company he keeps!

Oh that Jeff... Always hanging with the pretty, rich and famous! Hi Dar!

Susie & Tim... with his hand in just the right place!

Yes, Frank is into SHARING!

The party takes on an international flavor! 

Nice medal Sylvia! TJ - you taking vitamins, or does that smile have something to do with the new lady friend?

Yep. Can be. If you allow it to be.

ALMOST everyone in the room tonight will be here. Join us!

We celebrated Deborah and Frank's birthday. We celebrated Chubby Jackson's LIFE. We celebrated JAZZ&BLUES in Florida. "Happy Days Are Here Again".

Leaving for the Apple, manana. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Luvya-----al k

Al's Disclaimer:
A short note: The reason I write this is because I love music and words. I do not book acts. I do not promote acts. I do not accept invitations to review artists. I go to venues of my own choice. When and where is not influenced by anything other than who I would like to hear that night or day. If I don't like what I hear, I won't write about it. When I like it I let you all know. I never mention a name without asking permission. "Pardon me, Miss. Would you like to dance?"       


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