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I was born in 1949, at the end of the swing era—the beginning of the bebop era. I did some growing up with Duke and Ella Fitzgerald. But, I also grew up listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Fats Domino and The Big Bopper—in my formative years, during the 50s.
T. S. Monk

I went away to a private school in Derrien, Connecticut during the 1960s—a very white school, very preppy and very incubated, where I experienced the Bee Gees, the Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix—all that stuff; all the rock and roll which I wouldn’t have been exposed to being in an all African-American community. But, since I grew up with all those middle class kids, I grew up with all that.
T. S. Monk

You know, I’m a drummer and a bandleader. So, right there, I gotta do a lot of different things. But, this album is on my own label. That’s pretty much what this is about—me trying to connect with my audience.
T. S. Monk

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