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Walker, Leo
The big band almanac
New York: Da Capo Paperback, 1989


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  Aaronson, Irving (b. 1895 d. 1963)   bandleader, piano
  Agnew, Charlie (d. 1978)   bandleader, trumpet
  Alexander, Van (b. 1915)   arranger, composer
  Ambrose (b. 1897 d. 1971)   danceband leader, violin
  Anthony, Ray (b. 1922)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Arnheim, Gus (b. 1897 d. 1955)   bandleader, composer
  Ash, Paul (b. 1891 d. 1958 a. 1924-1933)   bandleader, violin
  Astor, Bob (b. 1915)   leader, vocals
  Auld, Georgie [John Altwerger] (b. 1919 d. 1990)   sax, tenor sax
  Ayres, Mitchell (b. 1910 d. 1969)   bandleader, music director
  Ballew, Smith (b. 1902 d. 1984)   banjo, guitar
  Barnes, Walter (b. 1905 d. 1940)   bandleader, tenor sax
  Barnet, Charlie [Charles Daly] (b. 1913 d. 1991 a. 1936-1948)   saxophone, bandleader
  Barron, Blue (b. 1911 a. 1938-1951)   bandleader
  Barron, Tony (b. 1919 a. 1967)   bandleader
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bauduc, Ray [Raymond] (b. 1909 d. 1988)   composer, drummer
  Beneke, Tex [Gordon] (b. 1914 a. 1946-1949)   tenor saxophone, singer
  Berigan, Bunny [Roland Bernard] (b. 1908 d. 1942)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Bernabei, Memo (a. 1958)   bandleader
  Bernie, Ben (b. 1891 d. 1943)   bandleader, cast
  Bettencourt, Frank (a. 1962)   bandleader
  Bishop, Billy (a. 1931)   bandleader
  Bradley, Will (b. 1912 a. 1940-1944)   trombone, arranger
  Brandwynne, Nat (b. 1910 d. 1978 a. 1936)   bandleader
  Breese, Lou (b. 1903)   bandleader, banjo
  Brigode, Ace (d. 1959 died: 1960)   bandleader, clarinet
  Brooks, Randy (b. 1917 d. 1967)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Brown, Les [Lester Raymond] (b. 1912 d. 1981)   alto sax, bandleader
  Burke, Sonny (b. 1914 d. 1980)   arranger, composer
  Burtnett, Earl (b. 1896 d. 1936)   bandleader, piano
  Busse, Henry (b. 1894 d. 1955)   composer, cornet
  Butterfield, Billy [Charles William] (b. 1917 d. 1988 a. 1943-1946)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Byrne, Bobby [Robert] (b. 1918 a. 1940-1941)   trombone, bandleader
  Cabot, Chuck (a. 1939)   bandleader
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Caradori, Anna (b. 1822)   soprano
  Caradori-Allan, Maria (Caterina Rosalbina) (b. 1800 d. 1865)   soprano, opera singer
  Carle, Frankie (b. 1903)   piano, arranger
  Carlyle, Russ (b. 1921)   orchestra, singer
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Castle, Lee (b. 1915 d. 1990)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Catron, Johnny (b. 1916)   composer, bandleader
  Cavallaro, Carmen (b. 1913 d. 1989 a. 1945-1952)   piano, bandleader
  Chester, Bob (b. 1908 a. 1940)   bandleader, clarinet
  Clifford, Bill (a. 1941)   bandleader
  Clinton, Larry (b. 1909 d. 1985)   arranger, trombone
  Courtney, Del (b. 1910)   bandleader, orchestra
  Coy, Gene (a. 1925)   bandleader
  Craig, Francis (b. 1900 d. 1966)   bandleader, orchestra
  Crawford, Jack (a. 1930)   bandleader, clarinet
  Crosby, Bob [George Robert] (b. 1913 d. 1993)   composer, leader
  Cugat, Xavier (b. 1900 d. 1990 a. 1935-1949)   orchestra, violin
  Cummins, Bernie [Bernard Joseph] (a. 1930-1940)   bandleader, former boxer
  Dailey, Frank (b. 1901 d. 1956)   bandleader, violin
  Davis, Johnny "Scat" (b. 1915 d. 1983)   scat singer, trumpet
  Derwin, Hal (a. 1940)   bandleader
  Donahue, Al [Albert Francis] (b. 1904 d. 1983)   bandleader, tenor sax
  Donahue, Sam (Koontz) (b. 1918 d. 1974)   tenor sax, arranger
  Dorsey, Jimmy [James Francis] (b. 1904 d. 1957)   cast, clarinet
  Dorsey, Tommy [Thomas] (b. 1905 d. 1956)   cast, composer
  Duchin, Eddy (b. 1910 d. 1951)   cast, piano stylist
  Duchin, Peter Oelrichs (b. 1937)   musician, piano
  Dunham, Sonny [Elmer Lewis] (b. 1914)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Eckstine, Billy (b. 1914 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Elgart, Les (b. 1918)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Elman, Ziggy (b. 1914 d. 1968)   flute, trombone
  Ennis, Skinnay (b. 1909 d. 1963)   drums, piano
  Everette, Jack (a. 1926-1956)   bandleader
  Ferguson, Maynard (b. 1928)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Fields, Shep (b. 1910 d. 1981)   bandleader, vocals
  Fina, Jack (b. 1913 d. 1970)   piano, bandleader
  Finegan, Bill [William J.] (b. 1917)   arranger, composer
  Fio Rito, Ted (b. 1900 d. 1971)   composer, lyricist
  Fisk, Charlie (a. 1940s)   bandleader
  Flanagan, Ralph (b. 1919 a. 1949)   danceband leader, orchestra
  Fomeen, Basil (b. 1902)   composer, orchestra
  Foster, Chuck (b. 1912)   bandleader, clarinet
  Garber, Jan (b. 1897 d. 1977)   bandleader, orchestra
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Glasser, Don (a. 1938)   bandleader
  Goldkette, Jean (b. 1899 d. 1962)   piano, conductor
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Gordon, Claude Eugene (b. 1916 a. 1950)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Gordon, Gray (b. 1910 d. 1976)   bandleader, vocals
  Gray, Glen "Spike" (b. 1906 d. 1963)   alto sax, bandleader
  Gray, Jerry (b. 1915 d. 1976)   arranger, composer
  Grayson, Hal   bandleader
  Green, Johnny [John William] (b. 1908 d. 1989)   composer, music director
  Grier, Jimmie (b. 1902 d. 1959 a. 1932-1935)   bandleader
  Hall, George (b. 1894)   bandleader, baritone sax
  Hallett, Mal (a. 1920)   bandleader
  Halstead, Henry   bandleader, violin
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Harris, Phil (b. 1904)   bandleader
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hawkins, Erskine (Ramsay) (b. 1914)   cast, trumpet
  Haymes, Joe (b. 1908 a. 1933-1935)   arranger, vocals
  Hayton, Lennie [Leonard George] (b. 1908 d. 1971)   music director, piano
  Heath, Ted [Theodore George] (b. 1900 d. 1969)   trombone, arranger
  Hecksher, Ernie (a. 1930s)   bandleader
  Hefti, Neal Paul (b. 1922)   arranger, composer
  Heidt, Horace (b. 1901 d. 1986)   piano, vocals
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Herbeck, Ray (b. 1915 a. 1940)   bandleader
  Herman, Lenny (a. 1950s)   bandleader
  Herman, Woody (b. 1913 d. 1987)   bandleader, clarinet
  Hickman, Art (b. 1888 d. 1930)   bandleader, clarinet
  Hill, Tiny (b. 1906 d. 1972)   bandleader, vocals
  Himber, Richard (b. 1907 d. 1966)   composer, lyricist
  Hines, Fatha [Earl Kenneth] (b. 1903 d. 1983)   piano, bandleader
  Hite, Les (b. 1903 d. 1962)   alto sax, bandleader
  Hopkins, Claude (Driskett) (b. 1903 d. 1984)   piano, arranger
  Howard, Eddy (b. 1914 d. 1963 a. 1940)   singer, bandleader
  Hudson, Will (b. 1908 d. 1981)   arranger, composer
  Hutton, Ina Ray (b. 1916 d. 1984)   cast, piano
  James, Harry Haag (b. 1916 d. 1983)   composer, flute
  Jarrett, Art [Arthur] (b. 1909 a. 1941)   banjo, cast
  Jenney, Jack [Truman Elliot] (b. 1910 d. 1945)   trombone, leader
  Jerome, Henry P. (b. 1917)   composer, orchestra
  Johnson, Arnold (b. 1893 d. 1975)   bandleader, composer
  Jones, Isham (b. 1894 d. 1956)   composer, lyricist
  Jones, Spike (b. 1911 d. 1965)   bandleader, drums
  Joy, Jimmy (b. 1912 d. 1962)   bandleader, clarinet
  Jurgens, Dick Henry (b. 1910)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Kahn, Roger Wolfe (b. 1907 d. 1962)   alto saxophone, composer
  Kassel, Art (b. 1896 d. 1965)   bandleader, clarinet
  Katz, Al (a. 1920)   bandleader
  Kavelin, Al (a. 1930s-1940s)   bandleader
  Kay, Herbie (b. 1904 d. 1944)   bandleader
  Kaye, Sammy (b. 1910 d. 1987)   danceband leader, orchestra
  Kayser, Joe (a. 1920s)   bandleader
  Kemp, Hal [James Harold] (b. 1905 d. 1940)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Kemper, Ronnie [Ronald Vivian] (b. 1912 a. 1934)   piano, singer
  Kenney, Mart (b. 1910 a. 1930s)   bandleader, saxophone
  Kenton, Stan (b. 1912 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  King, Al (b. 1904)   composer, bandleader
  King, Henry (d. 1974)   orchestra, piano
  Kirk, Andy [Andrew Dewey] (b. 1898)   bass saxophone, composer
  Knapp, Orville (b. 1908 d. 1936)   bandleader, clarinet
  Krueger, Benny [Benjamin] (b. 1899 d. 1967)   bandleader, clarinet
  Krupa, Gene [Eugene Bertram] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   cast, composer
  Kunkel, Jacob (b. 1846 d. 1882)   piano, publisher
  Kyser, Kay (b. 1906 d. 1985)   bandleader, director
  Landry, Art   bandleader, clarinet
  Lanin, Sam (b. 1892 d. 1977 a. 1920-1930)   bandleader, clarinet
  Lawrence, Elliot (b. 1925)   bandleader, composer
  Leonard, Mike (b. 1905 d. 1983)   saxophone, bandleader
  Lewis, Ted (b. 1892 d. 1971)   bandleader, cast
  Light, Enoch (b. 1907 d. 1978)   bandleader, violin
  Lombardo, Guy [Gaetano Alberto] (b. 1902 d. 1977)   bandleader, director
  Long, Johnny (b. 1914 d. 1972)   violin, bandleader
  Lopez, Vincent (b. 1898 d. 1975 a. 1922-1939)   bandleader, cast
  Lown, Bert (b. 1903 d. 1962)   bandleader, violin
  Lucas, Clyde (b. 1901)   IGOv ~, trombone
  Lunceford, Jimmy [James Melvin] (b. 1902 d. 1947)   arranger, bandleader
  Lyman, Abe (b. 1897 d. 1957)   bandleader, composer
  Madriguera, Enrique (b. 1904 d. 1973 a. 1932-1944)   orchestra, violin
  Marcellino, Muzzy (a. 1930s)   guitar, singer
  Marterie, Ralph (b. 1914 d. 1978)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Martin, Freddy (b. 1906 d. 1983)   alto sax, bandleader
  Masters, Frankie (b. 1904)   arranger, bandleader
  May, Billy [William E.] (b. 1916)   arranger, orchestrator
  McCoy, Clyde (b. 1903 d. 1990 a. 1931-1941)   flute, trumpet
  McDonald, Billy (a. 1930s)   bandleader
  McFarland, Art [Arthur] (b. 1911)   conductor, saxophone
  McFarland, George (b. 1911)   conductor, saxophone
  McIntyre, Hal [Harold W.] (b. 1914 d. 1959 a. 1942-1946)   bandleader, alto sax
  McKay, Marion (b. 1898 a. 1920s)   bandleader
  McKinley, Ray [Raymond Frederick] (b. 1910 a. 1943-1943)   drummer, drums
  McKinney, Bill [William] (b. 1895 d. 1969)   bandleader, drummer
  McPartland, Jimmy (b. 1907 d. 1991)   cornet, trumpet
  McShann, Hootie [Jay] (b. 1909 a. 1941-1943)   piano, singer
  Meroff, Benny (b. 1901 d. 1973)   alto sax, bandleader
  Messner, Johnny (b. 1909 a. 1939)   alto sax, bandleader
  Miller, Glen [Alton Glen] (b. 1904 d. 1944)   accordion, bandleader
  Miller, Herb (b. 1915 a. 1940s)   composer, lyricist
  Miller, Ray (a. 1920-1930)   bandleader
  Millinder, Lucky [Lucius Venable] (b. 1900 d. 1966)   bandleader, orchestra
  Monroe, Vaughn (Wilton) (b. 1911 d. 1973)   trombone, trumpet
  Mooney, Art (b. 1914 d. 1973 a. 1930s)   bandleader, orchestra
  Moreno, Buddy (b. 1912)   guitar, singer
  Morgan, Russ (b. 1904 d. 1969)   composer, trombone
  Morrow, Buddy (b. 1919 a. 1951)   trombone, bandleader
  Nagel, Freddy (a. 1930s)   bandleader
  Neighbours, Paul (d. 1983)   bandleader
  Nelson, Ozzie [Oswald George] (b. 1906 d. 1975)   bandleader, s [=?]
  Nichols, Red [Ernest Loring] (b. 1905 d. 1965)   cornet, trumpet
  Noble, Leighton (a. 1937-1969)   orchestra, singer
  Noble, Ray [Raymond Stanley] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   bandleader, celeste
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  O'Hare, Husk (b. 1890 d. 1970)   bandleader, radio musician
  Ohman, Phil [Philmore] (b. 1896 d. 1954)   composer, lyricist
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Olsen, George (b. 1893 d. 1971)   bandleader
  Osborne, Will (b. 1906 d. 1981)   singer, vocals
  Owens, Harry (d. 1986)   bandleader, orchestra
  Page, Walter (Sylvester) (b. 1900 d. 1957)   bass (instrument), bass
  Palmer, Jimmy (a. 1945)   bandleader
  Pannel, Bill (a. 1943)   bandleader
  Pastor, Tony (b. 1907 d. 1969)   bandleader, tenor sax
  Pearl, Ray (a. 1940s)   bandleader
  Pendarvis, Paul (b. 1907 a. 1934)   violin, bandleader
  Perkins, Red (a. 1920)   bandleader, trumpet
  Phillips, Teddy Steve (b. 1916)   composer, bandleader
  Pollack, Ben (b. 1903 d. 1971)   drummer, drums
  Pontrelli, Pete (a. 1919-1960)   bandleader
  Powell, Teddy [Theodore] (b. 1901)   arranger, bandleader
  Prima, Louis (b. 1911 d. 1978)   composer, singer
  Pruden, Hal (a. 1946-1953)   bandleader, piano
  Raeburn, Boyd [Boyde Albert] (b. 1913 d. 1966)   bandleader, bass sax
  Rapp, Barney (d. 1970)   bandleader, drums
  Ravazza, Carl (b. -1915 d. 1968)   singer, violin
  Redman, Don [Donald Mathew] (b. 1900 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, arranger
  Reed, Tommy (a. 1946)   bandleader
  Reichman, Joe (b. 1898 d. 1970)   bandleader, orchestra
  Reisman, Leo Frank (b. 1897 d. 1961 a. 1921-1941)   violin, bandleader
  Rey, Alvino (b. 1911)   conductor, electric guitar
  Reynolds, Tommy [Thomas A.] (b. >1917 d. 1986)   bandleader, clarinet
  Rich, Buddy [Bernard] (b. 1917 d. 1987)   cast, director
  Rich, Fred [Freddie] (b. 1898 d. 1956)   piano, bandleader
  Richards, Johnny (b. 1911 d. 1968)   arranger, composer
  Riley, Mike (b. 1904 d. 1984)   trombone, mellophone
  Robyn, William [Johann William] (b. 1814 d. 1905)   musician
  Rodgers, Buddy (b. 1904)   bandleader
  Rose, Vincent (b. 1880 d. 1944)   bandleader, composer
  Russell, Jack (a. 1929-1938)   bandleader
  Russo, Danny (d. 1944 a. 1932)   bandleader
  Sauter, Eddie [Edward Ernest] (b. 1914 d. 1981)   arranger, flute
  Savitt, Jan (b. 1913 d. 1948)   arranger, bandleader
  Scott, Raymond (b. 1910)   bandleader, composer
  Senter, Boyd Langdon (b. 1890 d. 1977)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Shaw, Artie (b. 1910)   clarinet, conductor
  Sherwood, Bobby (b. 1914 d. 1981)   guitar, trumpet
  Sissle, Noble (Lee) (b. 1889 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Slack, Freddie [Frederick Charles] (b. 1910 d. 1965)   piano, arranger
  Specht, Paul (b. 1895 d. 1954)   bandleader, violin
  Spivak, Charlie [Charles] (b. 1907 d. 1982)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Stabile, Dick (b. 1909)   bandleader
  Steele, Blue (a. 1920s)   bandleader, trombone
  Straight, Charles T. (b. 1891 d. 1940)   jazz piano, piano
  Strong, Benny (b. 1911)   bandleader, orchestra
  Teagarden, Jack [Weldon Leo] (b. 1905)   cast, trombone
  Thornhill, Claude (b. 1909 d. 1965)   bandleader, piano
  Trace, Al [Albert J.] (b. 1900)   bandleader, composer
  Tremaine, Paul (a. 1920s)   bandleader, narrator
  Tucker, Orrin (b. 1911)   bandleader, trumpet
  Tucker, Tommy (b. 1908)   bandleader
  Vallee, Rudy (b. 1901 d. 1986)   bandleader, cast
  Van, Garwood (a. 1936-1962)   bandleader
  Venuti, Joe [Giuseppe] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   violin, orchestra
  Wald, Jerry (b. 1919 d. 1973)   bandleader, clarinet
  Waldman, Herman   bandleader, violin
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Waring, Fred [Frederic Malcolm] (b. 1900 d. 1984)   cast, composer
  Webb, Chick [William Henry] (b. 1902 d. 1939)   composer, drummer
  Weeks, Anson (b. 1896 d. 1969)   bandleader, electric bass
  Weems, Ted (b. 1901 d. 1963)   bandleader, orchestra
  Welk, Lawrence (b. 1903 d. 1992)   composer, conductor
  Whiteman, Paul (b. 1890 d. 1967)   bandleader, cast
  Wickman, Dick (a. 1941-1965)   bandleader
  Wiedoft, Herb (d. 1947)   bandleader, flute
  Williams, Gene (a. 1950s)   bandleader
  Williams, Griff (a. 1933)   bandleader
  Wylie, Austin (b. 1893)   bandleader, piano
  Zentner, Si [Simon H.] (b. 1917)   trombone, bandleader

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