Speaking of Forties bands, this is my Grandfathers band. Started back in the Forties and ran all the way until the late 70's or early 80's. He had his own dance hall, which was open every Friday and Saturday night for public dancing. It also hosted private parties and weddings, had a sunken dance floor, the only one in New England, and could host over 500 folks. And when I decided to go folk after turning down trumpet, piano and string bass, he just happened to have an old five sting banjo in his attic which he gave me. I loved that old guy! P.S. That's my Dad up in the back on the drums.
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