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The Short Version: Diz

Posted at 8:00 AM on April 1, 2011 by Bill Morelock
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The Accidental Poet from Lucas, Arkansas once said to a professional critic of his syntax, "A lot of folks who ain't sayin' 'ain't,' ain't eatin'. So, Teach, you learn 'em English, and I'll learn 'em baseball." Those were the days! It's time to play ball again, so here's a minute recalling the joyously irremediable Ghost of the Gashouse Gang--paired with his musical soul mate. A composer who also made an art out of sayin' ain't, and dared you to have a problem with it.