"The remarkable life and times of Hi Babit
Now at ninety-three, author Hi Babit tells the story of his life from birth until present. His autobiographical book, The Flying Piano Roll Man, recounts his experiences mostly as a piano roll maker, a pilot, and an inventor.
The Flying Piano Roll Man divides the author’s life into four time spans: 1917–1930, 1931–1940, 1941–1945, and 1946 – to the present time. In three different chapters, the author also highlights his piano-roll years, his flying years, and his invention ideas. In detailed description, this volume narrates the author’s experience with his first piano teacher, his first job, and other work experiences that molded him into the person he is today.
A person who wears multiple hats, the author has composed music, written songs, written lyrics for songs, made the master arrangements for piano rolls, done artwork when he was young, written articles for magazines, had a photo business, had a leather craft business, had a nail head business for clothing, was a clothing cutter in the garment line, learned flying and became a land-sea-glider pilot with a commercial rating, tunes pianos every day, rehearses shows and conducts them, played with many bands and in many restaurants, and so much more. These interesting facts will engross readers in this book.
As an added incentive to buy this book, there are many original musical compositions that were done by Hi Babit, which are located at the end of the book in the Appendix.
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Published October 8, 2010
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