My Lost Treasure
In the summer of 1964 or 1965, when
I was about 18, I worked at WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as a cameraman.
During the hours between the evening and late news, I'd hang
around the radio station downstairs. The host was an urbane type who played
a lot of jazz. Sometime he'd let me read the weather. One
night he loaned me an album, certainly never played on the air.
I've never seen or heard of the
I can't find it with Google or at allmusic.com.
Yes, it would help if I could
remember the album's title, the name of the
album or the orchestra, but of course I don't.
It was a small orchestra playing the
classical war horses we're all familiar with. The musicians sounded as if they were
trying their best. Unfortunately, it also sounded as if they were drinking during the
concert and were hopelessly soused.
The question was not
if the orchestra could finish the composition. It was whether the
listener would have a heart attack or expire for lack of oxygen
from laughing so hard.
It goes without saying that Iíve
looked for this record for years.
Am hoping to find it again
before my cosmic needle skips to the label and the tone arm
returns to rest.
If anyone can help me locate the
record or lead me closer to it, please email me, usarmycwo AT
yahoo DOT com.
it results in cardiac arrest and my lying on the floor gasping
for breath, I will be forever grateful.