"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, June 6, 2011

Birthday Today - Jimmie Lunceford

The great big bandleader Jimmie Lunceford was born today in 1902.   My old man had a number of Lunceford records that I listed to a lot growing up.  My favorite song was "Margie" (must have had a crush at the time), but it still holds up:

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