Tagged: Frank Sinatra

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Connee Boswell – Booglie Wooglie Piggy – 1942 – Nights At The Round Table: Music Of World War 2

Connee Boswell – Booglie-Wooglie Piggy – unknown band – NBC Transcription – 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Diving into the antiquities this weekend. Pulling up an unreleased aircheck recording of a song not recorded commercially by Connee Boswell. Initially performing as The Boswell Sisters, Connee and her siblings...

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Sarah Vaughan – Live At Antibes Jazz Festival 1963 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sarah Vaughan – Live at Antibes Jazz Festival, July 29, 1963 – Sarah Vaughan this weekend. Sassy, The Divine One and possessor of one of the greatest singing voices in Jazz, in concert at the Antibes Jazz Festival at Juan-les-Pins, France and recorded by ORTf on July 29, 1963. It...

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Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

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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...

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Opening Day At Hollywood Park – June 9, 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Opening Day program at Hollywood Pqrk – George McCall program – June 9 , 1938 – CBS/KNX – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – An institution for racing fans since it was built in 1938, the Legendary Hollywood Park faced its demise via wrecking ball on May 31, 2015, and an...

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May 20, 1990 – A Week Loaded With Loss

May 20, 1990 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 20,1990 was the end of a week loaded with loss. Two icons of entertainment left on the same day. On May 16th it was reported that Sammy Davis Jr. singer, dancer, actor, entertainer, civil-rights...