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

Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye

If you're old enough to remember, or if you know a little something about the music of the past, the title of of this piece might ring a bell. But no harm done if you don't recognize it, because I'm about to tell you more. It was the catchphrase of a very popular 'sweet' band … Continue reading Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye