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Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
04-Nov-08 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Stan James of Washington (Nov 2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Stan James of Washington has died
It has been nearly half a century since I came to the northwest as a young G.I., stationed at Ft. Lewis. I had brought my guitar and, since it was peacetime, had opportunities to play and sing here and there, mostly at The End, on South Tacoma Way. I ventured to Seattle on weekends and visited clubs there. I recall 92 Yesler and The Place Next Door, among others. The one time I visited the Corroboree, after the ownership change, I remember a young fellow singing songs from Australia. He had a robust delivery and a sort of boistrous spirit, as I recall him through the mists of time. Seattle was quite a "happening spot" in those heady days during the fair. By all accounts, Stan was one of the people who helped make it so. All good wishes and condolences to his family and many friends.