Posts, Pictures, and Pointless Ephemera
Grocer. That's all I've got.
Johnny Griffith, somewhat frustrated Hammond B-3 organ player who never made it big, but successful owner of a record shop specializing in vintage vinyl jazz and blues albums. People from around the world order from his unique collection of rare albums. Johnny can name an album if someone on the phone hums a couple of bars from an album track! And he usually has it for sale. On the wall of his shop are framed albums signed by Duke Ellington, Sonny Stitt, Sweets Edison, Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge, Roosevelt Sykes, Charlie Rouse, Stanley Turrentine and a host of others. Johnny is content because he is living surrounded by the music of his life and making a decent living at it.
Chachi Romero was a blackjack dealer/bartender in pre-Castro Cuba. He worked at The Tropicana, the Sans Souci and The Nacional. While working at these places he met Cugat, Nat King Cole, Brando, Sammy Davis Jr. and many other celebrities. Chachi was also a very good dancer and on his nights off could be seen on the dance floor with very beautiful show girls. His speciality was the mambo and cha cha cha. He learned to dance from the legendary Cuban dancers of the time. Chachi becomes wistful of those times while dancing under the stars while the alize cooled him very gently.
He looks to me like Mr. Benedicto, the proprietor of The La Hombre Bar and Grill who is celebrating Christmas with a new red sweater!