Lawrence "Larry" Cecil Adler was born on February 10, 1914. A young Jewish kid from Baltimore, he ran away from home at 14 and went to New York to began playing harmonica professionally. He was good, probably the first harmonica player to be recognized as a serious musician. In the late forties Joseph McCarthy showed up on the public stage. Rightly or wrongly, he accused Adler of being a communist sympathizer. Adler as forced to go to England where he died on August 7, 2001. I guess my point is that McCarthy was a worthless low life turd and yet he was able to force fine musicians, artists, actors, and simple common people to run and hide. And our country aided and abetted him with his blacklists. Think about Joe McCarthy the next time you see the Michelle Bachmans of this country accusing liberals of being "UnAmerican". We've been through this before. And Toots Theilmans? Well, he has nothing to do with all this, other than he could really play the harp too.