How pleasant to hear NPR’s coverage of the Ponderosa Stomp as I pulled in to the carport this evening and to end the night with Ahmet Ertegun’s valediction on the PBS. Astonishing to be reminded that the Stax men, Booker’s band, were Otis Redding’s sidemen. How amazing to have been introduced to the persons playing the instruments via that silly movie, and to realize how ingenious it was of those comedians to insist on the players.