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Re: Little Brown Jug

Our own Matthew Franck, of Bench Memos, reveals his secret obsession: 

Peter,

I’m glad your kids have discovered the big bands.  You and I are about the same age—I may be a year or two younger —and both our dads introduced us to it.  Any time The Glenn Miller Story or The Benny Goodman Story is on TCM, I could watch either one.  And did you see the piece in the WSJ mentioning that a definitive new 7-disc set of the Benny Goodman Orchestra is just out?

Oh, and my wife’s cellphone ringtone?  Miller’s “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”  Is it any wonder I’m crazy about her?

Matt

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