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December 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Seattle R & B organ meister Dave Lewis remembered

D'Vonne Lewis and his father Dave Lewis Jr., at Langston Hughes. (Dean Rutz)

D’Vonne Lewis and his father Dave Lewis Jr., at Langston Hughes. (Dean Rutz)

Hey, I got this fabulous email this morning from a reader named Miles Stanislaw, in response to my article today about the late Seattle organ meister Dave Lewis.

Dear Paul:

You brought back fabulous memories for this 71 year old white guy with your article about Dave Lewis.  Me and a friend or two and sometimes with girl friends were regulars at Birdland at age 17-19.  We would get there at about 11.  By midnight, pardon the cliché, the joint was truly jumpin’.  We would sit in the balcony and listen to the fabulous Dave Lewis music and watch the amazing dancers on the main floor.  The evening was helped along by the beverages we brought along to mix with the Birdland served soft drinks.  My friends and I were always a tiny minority in the fun loving central district crowd.  Birdland was a very exciting and intriguing place all because of Dave Lewis and his spellbinding music.  Never been to any place like it since.  I hope his grandson is half as successful in providing the thrills and excitement his grandfather gave to me.  Please pass this on to the grandson of the greatest musician in Seattle’s history.

Miles

Thanks, Miles!

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