The Horns of Summer: Bob Mielke’s Oakland A’s Strolling Dixieland Band

Friend of the blog Dave Radlauer is back with another great Oakland story. This one brings in the A's, so it gets top billing around here. Thanks again to Dave for sharing. Here’s a rollicking slice of Americana from what seems like a distant time.  For nearly a quarter century, from 1969 to 1992, Bob … Continue reading The Horns of Summer: Bob Mielke’s Oakland A’s Strolling Dixieland Band

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Dick Oxtot at ‘The Ordinary’ Nightclub

As promised, here's Dave Radlauer on The Ordinary club in Oakland. Thanks for reading and enjoy. This may be the only extant photograph from The Ordinary.  Seen L to R: Bill Bardin, P.T. Stanton, Byron Berry and Walter Yost is behind the tuba. Dick Oxtot fondly recalled this venue in his 1999 memoir: "The Ordinary … Continue reading Dick Oxtot at ‘The Ordinary’ Nightclub

BASEBALL’S RAIMONDI BROTHERS

The Italian surname Raimondi is not only famous in Oakland but is carried by many notables throughout the World. Aldo is a long  lived  Italian painter (1902-1997).  Antonio is an Italian born Peruvian natural historian and geographer ((1824-1890). Diego an Argentinian footballer (b.1977). The American sculptor John (b. 1948). Ruggero (b. 1941) actor and opera singer. … Continue reading BASEBALL’S RAIMONDI BROTHERS