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Posted By: GUEST,Marc Bridgham
04-Nov-08 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Stan James of Washington (Nov 2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Stan James of Washington has died
I met Stan in the very early 70's as a member of the Seattle Song Circle and the emergence of the Seattle sea chantey movement. He was universally welcoming and encouraging to newbies. There are songs he sang consistently that I can still hear vividly in my head even though I've been gone from the PNW music scene for many years. In fact, one of the songs in my current repertoire is a song I first learned from him in those years. Those were good times and his laugh, smile, and rascally warm nature are an indelible part of those memories.