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Toots Thielemans RIP

By way of generous links from Marcus Ampe’s blog to mine, I found that Toots Thielemans passed away August 22 at the age of 94. Marcus’s tribute is excellent. Toots has been featured many times at wdydfae, and in my inaugural post at BOFN. RIP Toots.


“Always and Forever” from Secret Story, with Pat Metheny (1992).


Without equal on Jazz harmonica, Toots was also a great guitarist and world class whistler. This is “Manhã de Carnaval,” better known as “Black Orpheus,” from The Brasil Project with João Gilberto among many others (1992).

Everyone knows Toots without probably knowing that they know him, from the Midnight Cowboy theme (1969).

And of course Sesame Street:

And the vintage Old Spice commercial:

Wdydfae will be away from the blog for a few weeks. Auspicious August to all.

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One response to “Toots Thielemans RIP

  1. Rest in Peace Toots.

    I must say your musical medley brought back some memories. Didn’t know about the Sesame Street connection. Very Cool.

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