Another Video In Our Continuing Series On “How To Play The Piano” : Just Play It!

March 11, 2012 Comments Off on Another Video In Our Continuing Series On “How To Play The Piano” : Just Play It!

Here is little Frank “Sugar Chile” Robinson (often mistakenly thought to be Little Richard) playing up a storm with his fists and elbows at the age of about 7. That kid could clearly have gotten music out of a sofa cushion. I’ll bet the piano teachers are horrified.

Little Frank was a child prodigy and played with Lionel Hampton, appeared in movies, toured with Count Basie and played for President Harry Truman. Then, rather become an adolescent has-been, which happens to most prodigies,  he dropped out of the music business to get an education. He got a degree in history and one in psychology.

Thanks to my brother Joe for this video. Growing up with me, he knows good piano playing when he sees and hears it.

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