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    Hey there,

    I'm now working on my next LP.
    Here is an exerpt, The Ballad of Jimmy, dedicated to Jimmy Raney. It's an original tune of mine and my good friend and singer Charlotte. The lyrics were approved by Jon, Jimmy's second son, a few years ago.

    The Ballad of Jimmy | Fred Bourgaud (aka Fred Archtop) | Fred Archtop

    This project album was conceived during the quarantine, this spring, featuring Mauro Sereno on bass (aka Mr SunnyBass on YouTube) and Jean-Marie Viguier on guitar.



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    Great job, Fred !
    And happy to see that Jimmy Raney is still influential among Paris musicians !

    Dedicated to Jimmy Raney-raneygourleythomasdistel-jpg
    Ca 1954 : J.Raney in Paris with J.Gourley, R.thomas, S.Distel...

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    Thanks Franck,

    He's always been my heroe. This picture is one of the sweetest photograph of jazz cats I know. Jimmy did a lasting impression to us and he had also great followers in Paris, in the persons of Jimmy Gourley, René Thomas and Sacha Distel.


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    Like a breath of fresh air in troubled times. Great pipes, too!