Don't Get Around Much Anymore

 
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By The 1937 Flood. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Eighty years ago, the great Duke Ellington had no idea he was writing the perfect anthem of frustration for our 21st century pandemic world of COVID-19 and loneliness of quarantine. “Don’t Get Around Much Any More”? Hey, brothers and sisters, we can all feel that! For instance, until this week, we in The Flood hadn’t been all together in one room at one time for nearly six months. But we just couldn’t take the separation any more, and last night our new bass player, the good Paul Callicoat, invited us to come to the big room at his store, Route 60 Music Co. in Barboursville, for a little safe socially distance jam session. So, with washed hands and masked faces, we came together for a sweet 90 minutes of music. And of course, once there, we had to start with that Duke Ellington classic that has taken on such a new meaning in this strange days.

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