Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 From: Gregory D. Garland Dear Bob and Jack - Just a short note to let you know the Numbers Band was a very important part of my life. I used to go to the Kove and later JB's around the period 1972-82 and was at the Agora when you recorded Jimmy Bell's Still In Town. I live in Baton Rouge, La. now where I'm an investigative reporter for the local paper. As I'm sure you are aware, there is a lot of great music in Louisiana, a lot of unsung and under-appreciated musicians. But as good as many of the bands are here, few have ever come close, in my mind, to the special experience of hearing the Numbers Band on a really good night (most were). There are some really good memories when I conjure up your potent versions of songs like Walkin' By Myself, Stolen Cadillac, Can't Judge a Book and Who Do You Love, among others. Your version of Walkin' By Myself inspired me to go out and track down the Jimmy Rogers LP. I used to play it at home and kind of danced around with my little boy, who would sing along with the words. He's 25 now. One summer, Little Walter did a one-night substitute gig for you guys at the Kove and I went to see him. Got him to do Walkin' and it blew me away. Anyway, just a fan who wants to wish you well, thank you and let you know you were always a special part of my life, as I'm sure you were for countless others over the years. Sincerely, Greg Garland
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