Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Who's Almost Who In Knickerbocker Village History: Hymie Schertzer

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The tune is Hawaiian War Chant. The band is Tommy Dorsey's. The movie is Ship Ahoy from 1942. Eleanor Powell is the dancer. Ziggy Elman solos on trumpet. It would be a real stretch for Buddy Rich to make the almost who category. He was living in Brooklyn in 1930 at 1977 E. 27th Street. Hymie Schertzer (or Shertzer) is part of the saxophone section. He might even be the soloist. He was 20 years old and living at 139 Delancey Street in 1930 and listed as a musician in the census. It's possible he was an early Seward Park graduate.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hymie Schertzerer was my great uncle...a great honor...wasn't he awesome !!!

Sonny S. said...

HYMIE SCHERTZER A WORLD CLASS SAX
PLAYER WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN BAND
WAS THE BROTHER OF MY FRIEND
MILT SCHERTZER A GREAT GUY WHO
LIVED IN SHEEPSHEAD BAY/BRIGHTON.
I USED TO CAR-POOL WITH MILT WHEN
WE WORKED IN REGO PARK, I ALSO
REMEMBER HIS WIFE & SON GREAT FOLKS.
SONNY S.

Sonny S. said...

HYMIE SCHERTZER WAS A WORLD CLASS
SAX PLAYER WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN
BAND. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING
HIS BROTHER MILT WHEN WE WORKED IN
REGO PARK MANY YEARS AGO.GREAT GUY
SONNY S.