(The Triumphs – Burnt Biscuits)
It’s time to introduce the ‘Fat Man’ aka Minnesota Fats depicted in swaggering, nonchelant and fine style by Jackie Gleason.
Eddie has been ‘shooting stick’ in anticipation of Minnesota’s Arrival at 8 bells…Fat’s arrives and watches Eddie shoot, comments and ‘the game’ begins..
Just thought I would mention that Jackie Gleason shot pool regularly while growing up in New York and didnt need a stand-in so all his shots are his own…
The music is again from 1961, (trying as hard as I can to keep it tight), a Memphis Rhythm and Blues instrumental cut on the newly formed Volt label, a (subsidary of Stax), from a band called The Triumphs featuring Howard Grimes on drums, Marvell Thomas, (Rufus Thomas’s son), on the organ and piano, Lewis Steinberg on bass and the songs writer, original Stax engineer Chips Moman on guitar.