Robert "Bootsie" Barnes

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    Summer Knows (Summer of '42)Robert "Bootsie" Barnes
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    Autumn In New YorkRobert "Bootsie" Barnes

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        Robert "Bootsie" Barnes is a perfect example of a jazzman who enjoys local hero status in his home town but is little known elsewhere. Since the '50s, the big-toned, hard-blowing tenor saxman (a cousin of the late Duke Ellington clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton) has been famous in Philadelphia jazz circles, but he isn't well known outside of Philly. Barnes grew up in West Philly, and in the '50s, he became quite visible on the Philly jazz scene, where he played alongside Lee Morgan, P... Read more

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