Illuminating a Musical Legacy: The Barney Kessel Project

Letter from B.J. Baker to Barney Kessel

 

 

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Letter from B.J. Baker to Barney Kessel

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A letter from Betty Jane Baker to Barney Kessel.

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Jazz vocalist Betty Jane Baker was Barney Kessel's second wife from 1961-1978. This 1990 letter was written in response to a phone call Barney had with his son Dan. Baker explains that she did everything she could to raise his sons to be loving people and invites Barney to discuss it in person.

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