Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Listen to our session with local singer/songwriter, Mary Bue, on August 1, 2012.
James Samuel “Jimmy Jam” Harris III was born June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Terry Steven Lewis was born November 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska. They are part of an R&B and pop-music songwriting and record production team. They have enjoyed great success since the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson. Jimmy is the son of Cornbread Harris, a Minneapolis blues and jazz musician. Jimmy met Terry in high school in Minneapolis and formed a band called Flyte Tyme, which evolved into the Time. In 1981, they were joined by Morris Day and toured with Prince as his opening act. As members of The Time, they recorded three of the group’s four albums (The Time, What Time Is It? and Pandemonium). The first two albums are said to have shaped early 1980s R&B music (featuring “Cool,” “Get it Up,” “The Walk,” “777-9311,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”).