We got about four things in the can and I think only two made it to the record. I remember talking to Phil about this one slow blues track we did that didn't go on the record and he regretted not using it. One of the great things to me on that trip was seeing Phil with his family down on the beach being a dad. Real soft, real relaxed, and seemingly real happy.
My daughter Tori was about 3 weeks old and was carried around in a basket. Jesse was there and about 4 years old. I have some great photos of him sitting on Phil's lap driving the boat and having a drink at the bar with Huey in Hawaiian shirts and silly hats. Phil was a great and charming fellow, and I count him amongst my favorite pals. He and I always got along easy and made each other laugh. I had real affection for him as a guy and tremendous respect for him as a musician and band leader. He drove his band hard . Always in charge. I wish he was still around.