Tubby the Tuba

I’ve had this at least 55 years, one of the few “deemed-suitable” records that my parent bought when we were children.

As a kid I loved listening to it. I could make up some crap about how the story of Tubby resonated with me – feeling out of place in the orchestra, needing to find his own rhythm – but the truth is that it is just a beautiful and soulful piece. It has a lot to say about music and it is skillfully narrated by Jose Ferrer. Listening to it brings warmth to my heart.

These days, I also play it to my gorgeous grandson and encourage him to find his own melody in life. I think he will.