Picture was taken of Larry at one of his favorite places to be: a basketball game.
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Favorite Local Spots (Nashville/Franklin, TN)
Favorite place to hear country music in Nashville/Favorite Honky Tonk.
Can’t beat Robert’s Western World on Lower Broadway. Why? They still play music you can hear and understand the words.
Best Listening Room in Nashville
The Bluebird Café – Songwriters in the Round. Come in, sit down, and be quiet!
Best place in all of Nashville to look for music, videos, comic books, old record albums, cd’s, cassettes, 8 tracks etc.
The Great Escape. Located on Charlotte Pike. Been in business longer than any like store in Nashville. The best.
Favorite coffee drinking/bagel/thinking/socializing place:
Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery – 330 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN.
My favorite place to be on a Monday night:
Down at The Station Inn in Nashville,TN listening to Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle and Val Story.” Great music.
3rd & Lindsley -A favorite of Monday night goers in Nashville,Tennessee . “The Time Jumpers” appear each Monday nights. Great group don’t miss them if you are ever in town. Vince Gill often sits in with the group if he is in town.
Demos’–one of my favorite places in Nashville to eat. Why?
Food and service is good and reasonably priced. Close to music venues(Ryman) downtown. Also, you can hear yourself think. They don’t have every television in America playing. Unlike so many eating places today they don’t play the latest rock band music at 100,000 decimals.
These fellas are some of my favorite coffee place drinkin’ buddies. Wish you could join us.
Golf and other Sports
Ten of my favorite golf courses to have played in the US. (not in any particular order)
- Somerset Hills
- Riviera CC
- Rea Park
- Champions Run
- Shadow Creek
- Pebble Beach G.L.
- Cypress Point Club
- Pine Valley G.C.
- East Lake G.C.
- Lawrence County C.C -Lawrenceville, Ill
(sorry that is 12)
A must see for any true basketball fan.
Hinkle Fieldhouse– Indiana Basketball Cathedral–Located on the campus of Butler University. Built in 1928. It has been in use for eighty-six years.
My very first favorite basketball team:
Without question Indiana University–1953
Don Schlundt, Charlie Kraak, Dick Farley, Burk Scott and Bobby Leonard—Coach Branch McCracken
Ten of my most favorite golf courses I have played in Scotland and Ireland. Not in any particular order.
- Killean Castel
- Royal Dornoch
- Boat of Garten
- Old Head
- St .Andrews
- Royal Troon
- Tralee Golf Club
(Opps I know that is twelve–hey this is like asking someone to pick out the ten prettiest ladies in the line of the Rockettes)
Two of my all time favorite basketball coaches. On my right Rick Byrd basketball at Belmont University and on my left Brad Stevens one time coach at Butler now head coach of the Boston Celtics.
Favorite Doo Wop Song
Hands down, In The Still Of The Night by the Five Satins. Why–If one was a teenager in the late 50s’ it was the best song to end a “Good Night” date on
1950s artists that never got their just due: Do yourself a favor and listen to them on these recordings.
- Jerry Butler & The Impressions–“For Your Precious Love”
- Ivory Joe Hunter-“Since I Met You Baby”
- Chuck Willis–“What Am I Living For”
- Johnny Ace–“Pledging My Love”
- Ed Townsend–“For Your Love”
If you want to know what real rock-n’-roll was like from the late 1950s’ get yourself a copy of two Chubby Checker albums:
“Chubby Checker –In Person” recorded live in Somers Point,NJ
“Chubby Checker–Your Twist Party–Both on the Parkway label
Timeless: That is the only way to describe the Patsy Cline/ Owen Bradley recordings and arrangements he did of her in the late 1950s’. Tragically she lost her life in a plane crash March 5, 1963. If you are not familiar with her work do yourself a favor and get some of her material. No better recordings made.
“I Fall To Pieces,” no better musical emotional description of what it is like to see an old girl/boy friend.
Great movie quote:
“I’d die for all you guys out there on that field”
“Collapse not die, its a football game”
Coach Bob Ladoceur–DeLa Salle High School
“When The Game Stands Tall”
Do yourself a favor and get these two cd’s. Current day popular country artist doing great traditional country music from past years. Vince Gill–“Bakersfield.” Martina McBride–“Timeless”
Favorite box set:
Dwight Yoakam’s— Please Baby–87 songs. Brings back a lot of the old traditional sounds of country music from the 1950’s and 60’s.
Two of the best renditions of the great old Chuck Willi‘s early rock-n’-roll rendition of his song “What Am I Livin” For”– one by Van Morrison and one by David Alan Coe