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11/22/21

Somewhere along the line the attraction of having 4 channels for recording and DBX noise reduction made cassette tapes a good alternative to bouncing tracks between reel to reel recorders. I spent a lot of time with this machine up on the third floor on Maple Avenue.

Porta-Two

Here I managed to piece together a couple of musical themes concerning events from the early 1960's. I was a dumb kid in the early 1960's and didn't understand how someone named John could be Jack to everyone- not knowing that Jack implied a certain amount of swag not afforded to plain old Johns.
There was a song in it!

And also a video:

Jack

Everyone Called Him Jack (video)


Everyone Called Him Jack

Sitting in a quiet bar
Waiting for the night to fall
Could be anywhere at all
See his picture on the wall

Everyone called him Jack
And Everyone wants him back
And everyone says he had the knack

The owner brings a Stoli 'round
Says "Yeah, that's me and him in '61
Didn't we have fun
When we put that Rooskie down!"

Everyone called him Jack
And everyone wants him back
And everyone says he had the knack

So what have all our heroes done
That they end up cast away
On that island in the sun?
Well maybe they'll come home one day

There's a face up in the sky
And it's always been the same
Stick a ruby in its eye
Now we've given it a name

Everyone called him Jack
And everyone wants him back
And everyone says he had the knack

Everyone called him Jack
Everyone called him Jack
Everyone called him Jack