Monday, May 25, 2009

Playing For Cordia Jones' 100th Birthday

Dad & I played a fun gig yesterday at the beautiful Equestrian Woods Country Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The special event was held in celebration of Cordia Jones' 100th birthday. About 150 of her friends and family attended the gathering.

Ms. Jones looked great, told interesting stories, and sang along to much of the music of the afternoon. Dad and I played some good ol' good ones and tried our best to sound like the Guy Lombardo and Lawrence Welk orchestras. Dad sang sweet standards and some fun tunes such as "Ain't She Sweet", "When You're Smiling", and "Five Foot Two". We also played songs made popular by Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Patti Page, Andy Williams and Eddie Cantor.

At the conclusion of the festivites, Dad sang a special medley of roaring twenties songs for Ms. Jones. I was impressed that she knew almost all of the lyrics!


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