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Lewis Catone (Uncle Lew)

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Lewis Catone (Uncle Lew)
Lew Catone was my great-uncle, brother to my grandfather, and uncle to my father. He was the youngest of the six Catone children in my grandfather's generation. He was one heck of a pianist, working in the big band era up and down the East coast with various bands, including his own for 30 years. He decided to give up wine, women, and song in the mid-to-late 1950s. He devoted himself to religion and the simpler things of life. I can't remember ever having a long conversation with him, but I do recall him visiting our house circa 1970, sitting himself down at my sister's upright piano, and playing excerpts from "Rhapsody In Blue" purely from memory. Man, could he play. When my sister, Sara, had her children in the late 70s, Lew sent her cassettes of him playing and singing children's songs. Above is a newspaper article about Lew playing at a public library in Bridgeport, and at various senior citizen locales in that city. He died in the early 1980s. Copyright: Marc Catone, 2012
Posted on November 16, 2012 Slideshow

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