Tagged: Count Basie

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Harry James On The Radio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Harry James- Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands (Armed Forces Radio) – August 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry James this weekend. One of the most popular figures of the Big Band era, James was an institution and a staple in the American Pop Music diet of the 1940s. But like...

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Buddy DeFranco With Helen Forrest – In Session 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

Buddy DeFranco Quartet with Helen Forrest – The Navy Swings session – Los Angeles, May 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Buddy DeFranco this week. His Quartet and singer Helen Forrest in one of several sessions DeFranco did for the Navy Recruiting radio show The Navy Swings, and recorded...

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Count Basie – Live From Birdland – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie and His orchestra – Live From Birdland – All-Star Parade Of Bands – Feb. 6, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie this weekend. Recorded for the NBC-Radio All-Star Parade Of Bands broadcast of February 6, 1956. Referred to by aficionados and collaborators as The Chairman...

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Harry James And His Orchestra – Live At El Patio Playhouse, Hollywood – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Harry James and His Orchestra – Spotlight Bands – April 13, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry James – Trumpeter and leader of one of the pivotal groups of the Big Band era. This program, part of the Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands series, was a weekly 3-day-a-week program which...

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Timex All-Star Jazz Concert – Dec. 30, 1957 – NBC-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Live Jazz on radio had been around practically since radio was invented. But Jazz on TV was something new – and Jazz on Prime Time TV was even newer. One of the...

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Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live In Essen, Germany 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live At Grugahalle, Essen, Germany – November 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Taking things down a few pegs this weekend with a concert by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, in concert from Grugahalle in Essen Germany, recorded on November of 1961. The epitome...

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra  – On The Air – 1938 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra – On The Air – 1938 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Camel Caravan With Benny Goodman And His Orchestra – Sept.6, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As long as I’ve been posting on the weekend Downbeat page, I’ve never gotten around to posting anything from the acknowledged Big Band Era of the 1930s – certainly no live...

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Chuck Cabot And His Orchesta – Live From Houston – 1953 – Mainstream Pop, Pre-Rock n’ Roll – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– CBS Radio – Chuck Cabot And His Orchestra – live from The Rice Hotel, Houston Texas – April 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a distinct contrast between my Lennie Tristano post earlier today, I ran across this tape, and noted only a year separated the two....

Ralph Flanagan Band – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Ralph Flanagan Band – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Ralph Flanagan Band – CBS Radio – September 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. I haven’t posted any Big Band in a while. If you discount Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington, then I really...

Buddy DeFranco – Live In Buenos Aires 1980 – (RIP: Buddy DeFranco – 1923-2014) – Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition 0

Buddy DeFranco – Live In Buenos Aires 1980 – (RIP: Buddy DeFranco – 1923-2014) – Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Buddy De Franco – Live in Buenos Aires 1980 More sad news this week. The passing on Christmas Eve of Jazz Hall of Fame Clarinetist Buddy De Franco, whose work began in the Big Band era and...