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A Tribute to Huey Long (April 25,1904 -June 10,2009) - The last original member of the "Ink Spots"

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Photo courtesy of InkSpotsMuseum.com
Anita Long is a member of ColoredPeople.net. She is Huey Long's daughter and the curator of the "Ink Spots Museum" in Houston, Texas. The Ink Spots Museum website

Huey Long was a native of Sealy, Texas and enjoyed playing the Ukulele. In 1925 he was shining shoes outside the Rice Hotel in Houston when the banjo player for the Frank Davis Louisiana Jazz Band did not show. Long jumped at the chance to fill in where in the past he only had the opportunity to announce the bands. His life had suddenly changed when he found himself playing in the band with Frank Gibbs on trombone and Punch Miller on trumpet . Join host Tania-Maria Xavier as we remember the life of Huey long.

CORRECTIONS: 7/4/09 Long had four children and was survived by his daughter and two sons. "If I didn't Care" was first 1 million seller as a single for there were no albums at the time.

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