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Jay Leonhart – “The Couple from Duluth”

As near as can be determined through web searches, “The Couple from Duluth” was composed by acclaimed bassist Jay Leonhart and was originally released on his 1984 album with Joe Beck titled There’s Gonna Be Trouble. The version above is a live recording from Leonhart’s 2015 album The Bass Lesson.

Name-dropping paragraph: Leonhart has performed with Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Sting, James Taylor, Luciano Pavoratti and many more.

Below is another version of “The Couple from Duluth,” featuring vocalist and band leader Bob Merrill, with Leonhart on bass. The track appears on Merrill’s 2015 album Got a Bran’ New Suit.

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