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Book 4. Sad Beyond Words.

Book 4. Sad Beyond v Words.

The phone rang a short while ago (7:30 AM July 3rd) and it was Tuts calling from St. Thomas to tell me that our friend Nicky (The Mighty Whitey) Russel was gone. Of course we (and he) and everyone else knew that his going was coming, or as we might say in the islands “He wa comin’ tu go”. Nevertheless, that  he is now no more among us, that he has left this plane and phase shifted out of this dimension to who knows where, leaves many of us missing him and what might have been and sad beyond words. I am sad beyond words. I offer my most heartfelt condolences to his beautiful sisters, his beautiful sons, and his beautiful wife Janet.

 LeBiega/Tuts, was Mighty Whitey’s un-official Theme song for over thirty years. Here is a recording of he and I doing LaBiega Carousel/Tutsie, in St. Thomas, not too long ago,

along with a recording of what he recently told me was his favorite of my songs, Captain Creole.

 Listen and you will hear beautiful Nicky singing in all his glory on both of these recordings.

God and Good Blessed you Nicky, We Love you and we will miss you forever,

  1. Harriet Blumenau
    July 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    You were the first person i thought about as soon as i read about it on FB. I ran for my ipod and played LaBeiga/Tuts loud as it would go. I guess it’s because i can hear Nicky so clearly. I don’t have any of his music but he was always there on that song. And, you’re right….it is sad beyond words although one tries. So fare thee well to our dear friend………old pirates never die….they just sail away. Buen viaje.

    • scottfagan
      July 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      Yes indeed Harriet. I will be going down for the memorial to be held at Magens Bay on the 18th. I’ve been asked to sing and I will sing my heart out. God bless him and you and us all. Thank you for looking in and always being so kind. Hugs and smooches to you and yours!

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