Books tagged: big band jazz

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John Kirby and His Orchestra - A Forward Step in The Development of Jazz
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Big Band & Swing
John Kirby is a jazz icon and a forgotten legend. However, between 1937 and 1942 his orchestra had no equals. Notable accomplishments: gained instant superstardom recording a swing version of the Scottish ballad Loch Lomond in 1937; the first jazz band to sponsored their own radio show on CBS "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm" in 1940, They were affectionately called - The Biggest Little Band in America.