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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

All By Myself - Stu Self

My Way
Bridge Over Trouble Water
All By Myself
Stu Self
Starrett Records
Cyberteknics Studio - Dayton, Ohio
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio

According to the jacket notes, Stu gigged at the lounge of the Quality Inn, Covington, KY., a building still exists, but is now owned by Radisson. The building is a terrific piece of space age architecture. A rotating restaurant can be found on the top floor. Self would have likely played his set in a ground floor lounge that was located in a section of the building just off the tower, to the right, as seen in the postcard image above.

Proud Mary
And I Love You So
Gimme Some Lovin'
Without You
Bridge Over Trouble Water
One Tin Shoulder
Until It's Time For You To Go
Some Kind Of Wonderful
My Way


  1. That is quite a building...I've been to that rotating top many times for dinner. I never had a complaint or anything - good food, the almost imperceptible turning, etc. Is that restaurant still up there? I would love to have dinner there again.

    1. I'm not sure if the restaurant is still operating.

  2. Just stumbled on this "Stu Self" feature.
    Stu was a regular at Jacks-R-Better in Cold Spring, Ky., back in the mid-seventies and into the eighties. He was extremely popular with the regulars. Jack Ripberger, the proprietor, died suddenly and the place was sold, later becoming Jacks-R-Better.
    I suspect it was then that Stu got the gig at the Quality Riverview.
    I would love to locate him.
    Thanks for the memories.

  3. I remember seeing Stu at the Quality. Is he still around?