Ghost Bands Could Be Scary Good

Does anyone remember when some of the famous big bands would be taken over by a relatively unknown leader when the star retired or died? An example that comes to mind is when Glenn Miller was lost over the English Channel in 1944 and saxophonist/vocalist Tex Beneke took over. It was billed as Tex Beneke … Continue reading Ghost Bands Could Be Scary Good

Fantastic Foursome – Happy New Year

Along the lines of our recent Christmas post, I'm combining the New Year's post with another one of our Special Features, in this case Fantastic Foursome. You might remember that it's the one that offers up four different versions of the same song and then allows you to vote for your favorite. This isn't the … Continue reading Fantastic Foursome – Happy New Year

Something Resembling A New Year’s Resolution

I'm not sure if this really qualifies as a New Year's resolution, but I thought I would use the occasion to make a little promise to anyone who regularly stops by the ol' GMC. I was checking some of the links in the left column and realized that a couple lead to blogs and/or websites … Continue reading Something Resembling A New Year’s Resolution