Friday, April 09, 2010
too much is never enough, so here are dion and the belmonts from da bronx. dion dimucci was probably the greatest italo-american blues singer ever (seriously), but a guy from his neighborhood that taught social studies in my high school swore that dion got laughed out of the bronx for shaving his legs (the better to fit in those pipestem jeans). you believe whose story you want. myself, i'll take francis davis' "the moral of the story from the guy who knows," anthologized in like young. read that, watch the film of richard price's the wanderers, and go play some stickball.