Possible 20

Possible 20 is the name of the bar used to be on West 52nd St. The place was the musician’s hang where they gather to wait for job calls at the bar. First I heard the story from Chuck Zeuren and later Duke Jones told me more about the place. Chuck saw Joe Farrell passed out at the bar. Duke saw people like Steve Jordan and Grady Tate used to hang out there waiting for the call from producers and promoters. The name “Possible 20” implies the 20% extra union scale pay. It’s an interesting piece of New York musician’s history. I’m thinking of writing a tune entitled “Possible 20”. Stay tuned.

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