I’ve Got Mail: On the Lighter Side

Found this in my mailbox from bassist Bill Crow:

Your reference to country music reminded me of Joel Grey’s nightclub act, which I played at a theater in Rockland County. After his opening number, he would tell the audience, “And now, I’m going to sing some country music.” Then he would rare back and loudly sing, “Rumania, Rumania, Rumania, Rumania, Rumania!” He’d stop, look inquiringly at the laughing audience and say, “Rumania is not a country?”