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Jazzism 6.11 - Along Came Betty

Jazzism 6.11 - Along Came Betty

Along Came Betty is a Jazz standard written by tenor saxophonist Benny Golson.

Benny wrote the song as a tribute to vocalist Betty Carter and it was originally performed by Benny while he was a member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The song was also famously recorded in 1959 on the Blue Note Records label for Jazz Messengers legendary "Moanin" album.

The song is this weeks podcasts title track and is performed by Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band. As all young Jazz Lovers know, Jerry Gonzalez died in a tragic fire at his home in Spain. The Jazz world has lost a great pioneer of Jazz and in particular a front runner in Latin Jazz. Jerry was one of a kind and the Jazz world has lost another warrior.

Boricua Forever!


Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix


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