|The Four Vagabonds, a zany musical group of the forties and the fifties, performed on the stage, radio, television and the in movies. They had their own supper club in Miami and booked top performers into the club as well as performing them selves. This site pays tribute to them with photos and stories from Miami to San Francisco.|
|09/07/2008 - Nicholas Torrieri
III, Boerne, - Al was my uncle. I have spent many hours trying
to re-build my memories of the Vagabonds. Without the help of Sammy and
parsec-santa it would have been an impossible task. Kudos and deep
heartfelt thanks, Sammy. The one item that eludes me is an album called
"Filbert The Bird." Circa about 1948-49. A children's storybook record and
full color picture and text story book. Any information on this would be
highly appreciated. Thanks./Nick Thank you many times over Sammy.
ROGER PEARSALL RPEARSALLAZ@Nospam.COM
Fennelly, Leo J. - leojfennelly@Nospam.com
- Michigan 48188 USA
Leonard Quam, Sparta, NJ 07871, ,email@example.com , I remember them on an Arthur Godfrey Florida show when they all ended up jumping into the pool instruments and all. Would love to see that show but imagine it is lost forever.
SAM'S ANSWER: You were lucky to see those shows. They used old instruments when they jumped into the pool - that was a regular happening on the Aurthur Godfrey Show. A few years later when they closed the club, I was helping Frank Linale, the manager and band director, move things over to his studio (He started the first stereophonic recording studio in Florida.), I found Pete Peterson's old bass (the pool bass), all cracked and dried out. I moved it over to Frank's studio and took it all apart, sanded all the parts then glued it all together. I put a good lacquer on it and then strung it. It sounded great, Frank couldn't believe it was the old bass.
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