Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good for what ails you!

Music therapy is of undisputed assistance for many ailments and disorders. My story will not add to this scientific fact, however, you may not be aware of the healing powers of Joe and Eddie. I was feeling poorly - aches, chills, the yuckies - but one listen of There's a Meetin' Here Tonite, and darn if the miseries didn't disappear.

Joe Gilbert (tenor) and Eddie Brown (baritone) were both born in 1941 and brought up in the southern US. Joe in New Orleans, LA, and Eddie in Norfolk, VA. Their families relocated to Berkeley, CA in the 1950s and it was at Willard High School, in the A Capella Choir that Joe and Eddie met and teamed up for a High School Talent Show. They won first place. Naturally, they decided to pursue show business and the good looking, talented folk/gospel duo won many fans. Record albums, television programs, and night club appearances across North America kept them busy. A 1966 car accident claimed the life of Joe Gilbert. Eddie Brown continued in the music business as an arranger and producer.

From the movie, Hootenany Hoot, 1963, Joe and Eddie perform their hit There's a Meetin' Here Tonight.


  1. You are a wonderment! I had forgotten about Joe and Eddie. That was fantastic!. Having my favorite entertainer of all time, Danny Kaye, introduce them was an added bonus. Don't we live in amazing times? Will wonders never cease?

  2. It's so true! All the great entertainers are right there at our fingertips to enjoy and share. One of the biggest kicks I get out of YouTube are the youngsters who comment with their delight at the discoveries of the talent that has come before.



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