Thanks for featuring my Grandfather. I appreciated listening to "Hey Mr. Banjo" again!Samir AnsariFreddy Morgan's Grandson from his first marriage.
Great Player of the old style on Tenor banjo, Std and Uke. Saw him at his show, St James theatre in Wellington, New Zealand circa 1959-60. Did the full show to a full house, one man , one night, one memory of a lifetime.
I wish I could get in touch with Samir Ansari, we are cousins. Your Grandfather and Great Uncle Dave were my grandmother's nephews. Freddy was such an icon to us. I think my mother might still have the "Hey Mr. Banjo" and "She Didn't Even Say Goodbye" sheet music somewhere in her home.If you check back on here Samir, please get in contact with me.
Saw Freddy in 1965 at Kadena AFB Okinawa. First show moderate attendance, Second 1-2 weeks later Airmans club filled to the rafters. Great performance always love the tenor banjo.
Freddy Morgan a very good banjo player and Grandfather that I will alway miss! I am Kathy Havelka Grandaughter of Freddy by his daughter Anne Morgan (Ansari-married name now). I will always remember out weekend stay over and Grandpa Freddy would play us some banjo with my brother Samir on his lap. I hope to connect with "Penny" Freddy's daughter with Carolyn. We had good times.Kathy Havelka
I LOVED HIM WITH THE SPIKE JONES BAND. I JUST NOW FOUND OUT HIS NAME.GREAT TALENT..RANDY HAUCK
Freddy Morgan has always been a great inspiration to me, even though there are very few of my generation who even know who he was. He was a wonderful musician and funny man. I always wanted to write a biography about him. It wasn't until I found this and saw the comments that I realized he had another wife other than Carolyn. I hope his memory never dies.
I have only recently discovered and now marvel at the timing,delivery,use of props,expression- all attributes of the wonderful comic genius of Freddy Morgan.From,John(in Ireland)
Thank you for posting this information regarding my uncle Freddy. I have a picture of my dad (Age 25) and Freddy (age 21). They were in vaudeville together. Wow. Two good looking guys. I have my dad's Weyman banjo. I wish it could talk. (Kirk Morgenstern, Cleveland, OH USA)
This LP contains Freddy's performance of "Cocktails for Two," as a tribute to his former boss. (About the same time, Spike recorded "Hey Mr. Banjo" on his "New Band" LP.)Freddy also recorded another LP for Liberty, "Banjos on Broadway."
He could have been a great clown, comic or musician. Very few people are gifted with three gifts at each of which they were superlative. Freedy Morgan was blessed to be such a man and we are fortunate that through the medium of the internet, we can all enjoy his gifts.
My dad Frank Kadish was first cousin to Freddy. He always spoke about all the fun they had. I just wished I had met him. Jacqueline Kadish Talbot
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