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Monday, September 12, 2016

David Bromberg, "Mr. Bojangles"

Forty years ago today, I was first introduced to the music of David Bromberg when he did an open-air concert at the college I attended. I was mesmerized, became an instant fan, and have since worn out the compilation of his best songs, "Out Of The Blues." One of the tunes he's famous for is his cover of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles" (a hit for both Sammy Davis Jr. and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), which Bromberg knew well because he played in Walker's band for a few years. Here he is performing it five years ago...