"Tears.... Manny, Henry, Stewart... memories of a time so vivid and exciting. Manny's! The place to see and be seen. The loving tolerance of young and old musicians plunking pianos, strumming guitars, screaming solos, beating drums... all at the same time. A most delicious chaos of famous talent and wish to be's.
My first visit was in 1961 when Buddy Rich said,
"Go over to Manny's and get me some sticks and be quick about it". "Where is Manny's", I said. "It's around the corner. What are you, stupid? Ask anyone!"
Yes... ask anyone. What fool didn't know where Manny's was? "