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Mon, 08 Aug 2005

At the Piano / David Bennett Cohen
My freshman year at college was spent in the dorms, eight story brick monstrosities made even more monstrous by Rochester weather. During warmer weather, some wit liked to play this one selection by Country Joe & the Fish, I believe from the Woodstock soundtrack. Loudly. So the entire quad could hear. If you're old enough, you know the track I mean. "Gimme an F!", Country Joe would yell. And the audience would yell back. "Gimme a U!" And so on. I guess it seemed funny and revolutionary at the time.

I mention this only because David Bennett Cohen was the original keyboardist for Country Joe & the Fish. Who are not the subject of this album, I'm pleased to say; I'm less interested in shouted obscenities than I was at eighteen. No, At the Piano celebrates New Orleans blues. And so do I; this is great fun, high energy playing.

And not a four letter word to be found. I guess we all have to grow up some time. Which some of us do better than others.

At the Piano
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