Diggin’: Get It by George Stancell

inUncategorizedon September 3, 2014

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Listen: Get It

I was speaking to George Stancell on the phone yesterday morning. We were chatting about the fantastic CD he sent me, a compilation of recordings he has personally written, performed and produced over the past 45 years.

George is one of a few exceptional musicians we have just recently been introduced to from Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. To pay the bills, George, 75, worked as a welder on the railroad and ran a nightclub, but he has been a musician all his life, playing guitar, piano and singing. As he was telling me his history, I asked him where he found the time to do all of this. As a nightclub proprietor and railroad worker, he literally worked night and day.

George grew up sickly and small. When the men left the house to go work in the foundries, he was left at home. The shame he felt during that time instilled in him a tenacious desire to work. When he finally got big enough to do the work, there was no stopping him. Day and night, it was his joy in life.

“You know Aaron, right now I’m talking to you from this bar where I’m working as a bartender. I just love to be busy, put me on the road.”

This track, “Get It” is a truly inspiring mantra. George wrote and recorded it in the late ‘60s. It’s fresh and funky, so go ahead and get it! Meet George Stancell.

-Aaron

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