THE GROOVE YARD 243 – LUCKY STRIKES

George Klein presents the first hour of his feature on tenor and soprano saxophonist Lucky Thompson, part of his series on musicians from Detroit, focusing on Thompson’s return to the U.S. after a long stay in Paris and on three Prestige albums in the 1960s (Plays Jerome Kern, Lucky Strikes, Happy Days are Here Again) with fellow Detroiters Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan on piano, and with Thompson adding soprano sax to his tenor well before it became popular with saxophonists.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LUCKY STRIKES

THE GROOVE YARD 243

George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 12, 1992 [23703]

Lucky Thompson: Look for the Silver Lining

Lucky Thompson; Long Ago and Far Away

Lucky Thompson: Who

Lucky Thompson; Dearly Beloved

Lucky Thompson; Invitation

Lucky Thompson; Midnight Oil

Lucky Thompson: Reminiscence

Lucky Thompson: As Time Goes By

Lucky Thompson: Happy Days are Here Again

Lucky Thompson: Cry Me a River

Lucky Thompson: Slow Dough 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM,  Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1992, 2023 George Klein. Used with permission.