February 28, 2024

Category: Big Band News

Glenn Miller set the standard
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Glenn Miller set the standard

   Glenn  Miller is arguably the biggest big band leader of his era.      He formed his first band as a senior in high school.    The Glenn Miller Orchestra was the best selling recording band from 1939 to 1942. Miller’s Midnight Serenade was the first gold record ever made.   Other monster hits were […]

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Benny Goodman, the Kind of Swing
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Benny Goodman, the Kind of Swing

Benny Goodman has gone down in history as the King of Swing.   He was a clarinetist and lead the most popular swing band in American from 1936 to 1940 Benjamin David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American clarinetist and bandleader known as the “King of Swing”. His Carnegie Hall concert January 16, 1938 […]

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