Music: Ya Ess Goony Gress

The boys picked up the phrase from a Brooklyn street squabble. They turned it over in their minds a bit, then, with piano, guitar and bass, tooled up a tune. By nightfall, "Nicholas, don't be so ridic'lus" was a song:

Nicholas, don't be so ridic'lus You're so suave, so debonair Full of verve and savoir faire But I'm inclined to think that You're a square—so there!...

Last week, the Three Flames—Pianist Roy Testamark, Guitarist George ("Tiger") Haynes and Bull Fiddler Averill ("Bill") Pollard—who seem to create their special brand of jived-up patter and song by spontaneous combustion, were cooking on...

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