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Muggsy Spanier • Extreme Rarities: The Jukebox Sessions

Back in my salad days when I first was becoming interested in jazz, I ran across the wonderful name “Muggsy Spanier.” For some reason, that nickname made me think of him as a boxer, and when I first saw a picture of him shortly thereafter, I thought he looked as if he had gone quite a few rounds. (As I later found out, Spanier, a great baseball fan, took the sobriquet from John “Muggsy” McGraw, manager of the New York Giants baseball team and bestowed it upon himself.)
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Muggsy Spanier • Extreme Rarities: The Juke Box Sessions

The Upbeat collection Extreme Rarities: The Juke Box Sessions has two sessions from 1956 and one from 1954 that are not quite as rare as the title suggests. The music from 1956 was previously released by the IAJRC (Rare Custom 45s) and Jazz Crusade labels while the 1954 date was also on the Jazz Crusade CD. But no matter, Spanier fans who do not already have this music will certainly want it.
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