This is an edited version of a Facebook post from Father’s Day 2016.
One of the things that gave my father, Ira Richard Harris, great pleasure through the years was 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll music. In the early 90s, he assembled a ranked list of his all-time favorites and put together three cassette mix tapes (the tree not being too far away from the apple); he made copies for me, as well. Unlike Casey and his ilk, Dad counted down from #1, rather than up to it. Here’s the playlist from IRH’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue, Part I. Dad had distinctive, yet beautiful, handwriting–I treasure all samples of it that I have.