1912: Birth of clarinetist Irving Henry Prestopnik, known as Irving “Faz” Fazola born in New Orleans.
1926: Birth of Eddie Jones aka Guitar Slim. Cosimo Matassa recorded “The Things That I Used to Do” with Ray Charles on piano.
1949: Cosimo Matassa recorded “The Fat Man” with Earl Palmer, Herb Hardesty, Alvin “Red” Tyler & others.
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