Track 2: Flamingo
It is said that singer Herb Jeffries was delivered by “Flamingo” in 1940 with Duke Ellington. I met Herb in Desert Springs, CA at a little gig I was playing. I knew who he was the moment I saw him. What history and what a voice! I’m glad to pay a little tribute to him.
Who’s Responsible: Bruce Forman
The Connection: This version of “Flamingo” actually comes to me via Bruce Forman. His CD Formanism has a very sultry instrumental version of it. The story fits so well with the groove. Ah, the romanticising of a long-distance relationship. I’m glad I don’t have to do THAT anymore.