Plus four bonus tracks from Shannon's 10" Atlantic LP
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Here is most of Whitney Balliett's chapter on Hugh Shannon in the former's American Singers: 27 Portraits in Song . The missing page contains material about Billie Holiday's appreciation of Shannon's singing ("Man, you don't sound like nobody! You gotta sing!"), and his hanging out in P'town in the mid-1940s with the likes of Marlon Brando, Imogene Coca and Julius Monk!
Recording and cover scan courtesy of J.L.