Two photos of Big Daddy's, one from the 1980,s one from 1995
They had a small little Deli to d side selling chicken an fries do u all remember Tincho d gay guy dat use to dance in Deli for us he use to put on Jesus Acosta records in d juke box an dance. And Rick playing the piano - - - terribly but with enthusiasm. All of the kids use to crawl under the bar and Tio Daddy would give us pennies for the bottles we bought up from under the bar.We also use to go early an fine money underneath.
I believe Richard was a good pianist. It sounded terrible because the piano was so out of tune (I’m sure the salt air didn’t help) and some keys didn’t work! I know because I tried playing that piano and couldn’t because it was so out of tune. But he played in spite of that. And I used to stand and sing with him. “Summertime “ was a favorite of mine that he’d play and I’d sing. I think he was a better piano player than I was a singer. Yes, some very fond memories.
And Richard use to always look kinda serious dat face u only would get a smile when he gets a little drunk.
Top photograph by David Childs from the 1980's, second photo by Elisabeth Bowers from 1995
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