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Jam!: Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business by Dan Lipson, Jeff Carlisi

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Chapter 1. Born to Run

Everyone has a true calling. Will you recognize yours when it's time?

Musical geniuses like Mozart and Hendrix began playing, even composing, almost before they could walk. I wasn't quite so gifted. I was just a normal kid growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Music wasn't that much of a draw to me, not when there were sports and playing to be done. The first song I remember liking was Johnny Horton's "The Battle of New Orleans," but even then, it wasn't an "aha" moment. I just liked the groove.

Somewhere around my tenth birthday, though, my parents decided it was time to get me into music. They settled on piano; my cousin played it, and it seemed like the best option at the time. They tracked ...

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