Skeleton Crew - The Wedding Gig Summary & Analysis

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The Wedding Gig Summary

In "The Wedding Gig", a man remembers back to his younger days in a Jazz band in Morgan Illinois in 1927. He recalls a night that he and his band were playing in a speakeasy when Mike Scollay, a small-time racketeer from Chicago, enters and offers the band two hundred dollars to play at his sister's wedding; since this is over twice what the band normally receives, the narrator suspects a hidden agenda. Mike tells him that his sister, Maureen, is a very large woman who is marrying an Italian. He mentions that he is being bothered by a rival named the Greek. The day of the wedding comes, and the reception is off to a great start. As the reception moves into full swing, a small man enters with a message for Mike. He says the Greek has sent...

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