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Match Play is a golf/suspense novel. Dust of Autumn is a bloody one set in upstate New York. Prairie View is set in South Dakota, with a final scene atop Rattlesnake Butte. Life in the Arbor is a children's book about Rollie Rabbit and his friends (on about a fourth grade level). The Black Widow involves an elaborate extortion scheme. Doggy-Dog World is my memoir. And ES3 is a description of my method for examining English sentence structure.
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Friday, January 28

Karrin Allyson

I don't know if Karrin Allyson is the best singer I've ever heard, but she's damn close. And I can honestly say she's the best scat singer of all time. Ella was always considered the best at scat, but she could never do what Karrin can do. Just find and listen to Karrin's version of "Parisian Thoroughfare." Her mouth is going about 150 mph, matching the speed of the band behind her. And listen to what she does with "The Little Boat" ("O Barquinho").

Amazing what one can find on YouTube in terms of music videos. There must be five or six more featuring Ms Allyson. An exceptional one is a duet with another jazz scat singer almost no one is familiar with, Nancy King. Give a listen to "O Pato" (The Duck).

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