my personal relationship wit h nap turner 1 of 4
ralph cook January 01, 10
I MET NAP AT A JAZZ CLUB,CALLED MANNYS IN SW DC ON S.CAPITAL ST.,APROX 30 YRS AGO I PLAYED ALTO SAX.HE USE TO LET ME SIT IN WITH THE BAND WE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS.I ENJOYED NAP DOING LANGSTON HUGHES CHARACTER SIMPLE,ON HIS WPFW RADIO SHOW "DON'T FORGET THE BLUES" NAP WAS A VERRY GOOD BLUES SINGER I ENJOYED HIS SINGING VERRY MUCH.I STILL HAVE A CD THAT I GOT FROM HIM MANY YEARS AGO. I'LL NEVER FORGET ,HE WAS PRODUCING LITTLE JIMMY SCOTT AT A CLUB CALLED "FACES" ON GEORGIA AVE.NW,AND I WAS SITTING IN THE AUDIANCE,JIMMY SCOTT WENT ON BREAK AND SAT AT MY TABLE WE STRUCK UP A CONVERSATION AND I TOLD HIM THAT I PLAYED SAXOPHONE,HE SAID WHERE IS YOUR AX,I TOLD HIM IT WAS IN MY CAR TRUNK,HE TOLD ME TO GO GET IT.WHEN I CAME BACK INTO THE CLUB WITH MY HORN NAP STOPPED ME AND TOLD ME THESE PEOPLE DID NOT COME TO HEAR YOU.I TOLD NAP "LITTLE JIMMY SCOTT TOLD ME TO GET MY AX, I WENT UP AND PLAYED THE NEXT SET AND THEN I CAME DOWN .AND AS THE RIGHT REV JESSIE JACKSON WOULD SAY"I AM SOMEBODY"AND THAT IS THE WAY THAT I FELT. NAP AND I REMAINED FRIENDS UP UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS DEATH AND I TRUELY MISS HIM
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