During the 1980's in Toronto, I was lucky enough to become a friend of the late great Jeff Healey, who died of cancer in the early 2000's.
For those of you who only know Jeff as a rock guitarist, let me assure you that he was one hell of a jazz guitarist, too! Plus, he was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humour.
Jeff and I were both Eddie Lang fans, and I wish I could find the mix tape cassette which he once made for me composed entirely of obscure Lang sides from his huge collection of 78's.
One of my favourites on that long lost tape was a silly tune called "I'm in the Market for You", apparently written in response to the stock market crash of 1929. This recording featured the songwriter, whose name I can no longer recall, singing, accompanied by himself on piano and Eddie Lang on guitar.
I've always liked this song ever since, because it reminds me of both Eddie Lang and Jeff Healey.
So here it is, 'I'm in the Market for You" from a recent live performance by my band, Dr. Jazz and the Jazzbugs, in Buffalo, NY. Brian Bauer, vocal and clarinet/saxes, Ed Woods, bass, and me on guitar and banjo.
I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.
If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.