The Jiggy Joggers by Dennis Charles Sacco

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The Jiggy Joggers is a memoirs book covering 60+ years of the author's life, his love of music and harness racehorses. Dennis attended Sacramento High School, Sacramento City College, and Sacramento State College. He had a successful career in music, playing drums or keyboards. Dennis toured halfway round the world with many celebrities. (Jimmy Rogers-"Honeycomb"), Pat Boone, Danny Thomas, The Coasters, The Drifters, The list goes on. In this memoirs book, Dennis tells of the many experiences and sometimes humorous events that happened along the way. In 1982, Dennis bought his first harness racehorse. Also, in 1982, Dennis met Leon and Lester Smith. (two black boys from Tennesee) Leon was a driver and Lester was a trainer of harness racehorses. Dennis, being half Italian, became good friends with the Smith Brothers and spent most of his time in the backstretch between 1982 and 1992 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. Near the end of this book, Dennis tells of an amazing event which first inspired him to write this book involving Dennis, the Smith Brothers, and a nine year old horse named "Saturday Dan."
 

About Dennis Charles Sacco

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Dennis Sacco grew up in Sacramento, California only six or seven blocks from the old fairgrounds and home of the California State Fair. Dennis lived in the Italian section of Oak Park. That's where everything started, falling in love with racehorses at a very early age. At age seven, Dennis also fell in love with music and the accordion. His educational and musical background all began at American Legion Elementary School where he first learned to play drums. A few years later, he attended Stanford Junior High School extending his musical thrist, learning multiple instruments. At age twelve, Dennis had his own band called "The Saints." He is very proud of attending Sacramento High School, learning more about music theory and performing in the marching band, concert band and choir, played in the very popular and outstanding dance band (big band jazz). Graduated in 1962. Went to Sacramento City College, graduated with an AA degree in music. Then, on to Sacramento State College. With all of this musical knowledge, Dennis went on the road, playing with many recording stars and artists. In 1982, Dennis fell in love with harness horseracing where he met the Smith Brothers and a whole new chapter of his life began.
 
Published April 17, 2009 by AuthorHouse. 154 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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