It’s No Longer A Question Of When, Because The Saints Have Done Marched In!

A couple days ago I blogged about a treasured jazz discovery and all the old-school analog work I had to do to go about acquiring it. I closed the post with an adieu about digitizing an album of Civil War music I listened to regularly in my youth. I thought it had been loooong-lost, but in fact had been in my collection all  all this time — rediscovered serendipitously when I went searching for the LP with that jazz number on it.

So, in the wake of the epic battle waged yesterday between north and south with the highly favored regiment from Indiana engaging underdog troops from Louisiana, I salute the victors and  opportunistically offer up one of my favorite tracks from the 50-year-old platter, the somber and saintly “All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight,” by Col. Beauregard and the Volunteers:

PS. The French horns always make me choke-up.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."