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In the tight, smoke-filled cavern of Manhattan's Café Society Downtown, hot-jazz addicts often have a cozy feeling that they are spectators at a big-league preview. In his Greenwich Village boogie basement, Proprietor Barney Josephson has introduced (or given a Manhattan-sized helping hand to) such competent performers as the Golden Gate Quartet, Josh ("One Meat Ball") White, Baritone Kenneth Spencer, Georgia ("Her Nibs") Gibbs, Hazel Scott.* Last week it looked as if Barney Josephson had found another.

One warm night this summer Barney ordered the band to fanfare Loch Lomond. A chubby little Alice-in-Wonderland,...

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