A Letter to Jimmie Menutis

This morning brought a pleasant surprise. It was an overnight e-mail letter to the readers of the Pecan Park Eagle from the one and only Jimmy Menutis. It’s already posted where Jimmy left it as a two-part comment on the PPE article headlined as “Jimmy Menutis: Houston Heart of Rock ‘n Roll,” but I wanted to repeat his two messages here to make sure that no one misses them:

(1) From Jimmie Menutis to Pecan Park Eagle Readers, 08/15/10, 5:06 AM ~

I am very happy to see all the reply and fond memory. I too have great memory of all my friends and customers. Guess what…..my wife of 50 years and I still dance the whip.
We are living in new orleans, also have a condo in the metropolis o w.gray in Houston. We have a business in Lafayette, la and spend time there.

We are considering having a reunion In new Orleans with one of the name artist if you wish to be invited send your name and address by mail to

Jimmie menutis
110 Travis street
Lafayette, la. 70503

Circulate this message to others you know would want to attend.


(2) From Jimmie Menutis to Pecan Park Eagle Readers, 08/15/10, 5:09 AM ~

Love to hear from all my friends.

Jimmie Menutis
110 Travis St.
Lafayette, La. 70503


Response Letter to Jimmie Menutis from Bill McCurdy, The Pecan Park Eagle ~

Dear Jimmie,

It is both an honor and a joy to hear from you. Although you have never met most or all of us who have written our happy recollections here lately of your once-great club on Telephone Road, we hope you will easily see from what has been written how big you still are in our hearts and memories of that wonderful period in our earlier lives.

I am also posting your contact information a second time here so that our readers will be able to contact you directly about their availability for a reunion party in New Orleans, Lafayette, or Houston somewhere down the line. My guess is that a Houston party might require the rental of a pretty large hall, sort of a “Jimmy Menutis II” site, if you please.

My wife and I would love to join you and Mrs. Menutis for such a party, if you decide to have one, and I also invite you to use this site to get out information to your many fans, as well, about a party, about the music of those good old days, or anything else you may be up to in these new good old days that you care to share with the general public. All you have to do is post it here as a comment following this article – or else, drop me an e-mail if it’s a whole new subject.

Thanks again for writing, Jimmie. And long live rock ‘n roll and the Menutis legacy.


Bill McCurdy, Editor, The Pecan Park Eagle

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7 Responses to “A Letter to Jimmie Menutis”

  1. Steve j. Schifani Says:

    Hey Bill,what a delight to get the info on Jimmie Menutis,
    Mary Pat and I are still very active in the whip club,”Strictly Whip dance club” We meet every week in Pasadena and whip two or more nights a week.
    Please keep me informed of future developments,we stay ready to go and have others with the same feelings.
    We went to “Jimmies” many nights.Long live the Whip.


  2. Jimmie menutis Says:

    Thank you Steve,
    Will stay in touch.


  3. Shirley Brown Aldridge Says:

    WOW! Jimmy Menutis after all these years what a treat. Although I lived in Dallas during the 50’s…I spent many occassions at this club which had the reputation with all the Push dancers in Dallas…of being “THE” spot to find the best whip dancers in Houston. The Bands were alway great and knew exactly how to play to the Whip dance floor.
    I find myself a resident of Houston now and thankfully the Whip is still a live and great here.

    A Jimmy Menutis reunion would be great fun and to say the least wll attended…No way would my husband of fifty years and I miss it.

  4. Marty Cash Says:

    I think Jimmie’s wife was Ruth Ann? Do you know?
    I danced at Menutis in late 50’s to Art & Henry Boatwright at places like Rusty Bucket, Whip Club, Ramada Inn by Hobby Ariport. I do the Milby Fun Bunch web page & am getting names of folks that want to go to the Menutis reunion. I hope there will be a ambulance someone that does CPR. Bobby Armbruster who started the Houston Whip Club is a friend of mine. We did contest with Dallas for the finger trophy. Haven’t heard from him or his wife Gloria in a while as they move to East Texas. Gloria has been very ill. Been friends from Deady days back early 50’s. I lived on Ilex, then we moved close to the sea wall called Meadowbrook.
    Where & what are the names where Henry is playing. Mention to him about the reunion to see if he would play it too. MilbyFunBunch@webtv.net

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