New York – Swing

I was a little girl and he had these 78rpm records. The two I remember were from his work with Ben Smith in Harlem. “Forty Cups Of Coffee” and the flipside was “Get It”. My dad actually sang on the record! He was a trumpet player and he won his first trumpet when he was 11 years old growing up in Ohio. He memorized a solo of Louis Armstrong’s and went in to play it. To his surprise Louis was there along with his band and they actually came in on the solo! He won the trumpet! –Gerrianne Brizan, daughter of Charlie Lewis.

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