Aww, I just had such a heartfelt moment with a sweet little old man who was in my store. I was sampling big band & swing music for our wedding and this little old man just lit up. He was so happy to hear the songs and he pointed out his feet and how they were trying to dance and he just couldn't help it.
He is 88 years old and was telling me about how he used to see "all these guys" at the local club when he was in high school and how some of them even played at his high school. He saw Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Sinatra. He started to get teary eyed because it was "such a great time" for him to remember. I love how music touches people and is like a time machine.
He told me I just have to play Tommy Dorsey at my wedding and that he never did like that Bing Crosby because he seemed like a wimp. Ha!
We will be playing some Tommy Dorsey in his honor at my wedding.