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This Remembrance Before It’s Too late..

August 6, 2014 2 comments

Our little family of  friends are scattered across the world too far from one another. Each day more of those that we have loved are going and gone. This remembrance before it’s too late, to you still here and to those we have loved and will be loving forever..

“It Sure Has Been Good” Scott Fagan and The MAAC Island Band

Book 4. Sad Beyond Words.

July 3, 2010 2 comments

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,