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 1981

Horricks, Raymond
Gammond, Peter
Big bands
Edited by Peter Gammond and Raymond Horricks
Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1981, 183 p.
      (Series: Music on record; 2)


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  Ambrose (b. 1897 d. 1971)   danceband leader, violin
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Arnheim, Gus (b. 1897 d. 1955)   bandleader, composer
  Barnet, Charlie [Charles Daly] (b. 1913 d. 1991 a. 1936-1948)   saxophone, bandleader
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bellson, Louis Paul (b. 1924)   composer, drummer
  Berigan, Bunny [Roland Bernard] (b. 1908 d. 1942)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Brown, Les [Lester Raymond] (b. 1912 d. 1981)   alto sax, bandleader
  Bryant, Willie [William Steven] (b. 1908 d. 1964)   bandleader, cast
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Clarke, Kenny [Klook] [Kenneth Spearman] (b. 1914 d. 1985)   drummer, drums
  Clinton, Larry (b. 1909 d. 1985)   arranger, trombone
  Cotton, Billy (b. 1899 d. 1969)   bandleader, vocals
  Crosby, Bob [George Robert] (b. 1913 d. 1993)   composer, leader
  Dankworth, John (Phillip William) (b. 1927)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  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
  Eckstine, Billy (b. 1914 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Elizalde, Fred [Frederico] (b. 1907 d. 1979)   bandleader, piano
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Ellington, Mercer (Kennedy) (b. 1919)   arranger, cast
  Evans, Gil (b. 1912 d. 1988)   arranger, piano
  Ferguson, Maynard (b. 1928)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Firman, Bert (b. 1906 a. 1925)   arranger, conductor
  Fox, Roy (b. 1901 d. 1982)   bandleader, cornet
  Geraldo (b. 1904 d. 1974)   bandleader
  Gibbons, Carroll [Richard Carroll] (b. 1903 d. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Gibbs, Terry (b. 1924)   vibraphone
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Goldkette, Jean (b. 1899 d. 1962)   piano, conductor
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Hall, Henry (Robert) (b. 1898 d. 1989)   piano, trumpeter
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Harris, Jack (b. 1900 d. 1976 a. 1937-1938)   danceband leader
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hawkins, Erskine (Ramsay) (b. 1914)   cast, trumpet
  Heath, Ted [Theodore George] (b. 1900 d. 1969)   trombone, arranger
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Henderson, Horace W. (b. 1904 d. 1988)   arranger, piano
  Herman, Woody (b. 1913 d. 1987)   bandleader, clarinet
  Hill, Teddy [Theodore] (b. 1909 d. 1978)   clarinet, music director
  Hines, Fatha [Earl Kenneth] (b. 1903 d. 1983)   piano, bandleader
  Hopkins, Claude (Driskett) (b. 1903 d. 1984)   piano, arranger
  Hughes, Spike (b. 1908 d. 1987)   bass, string bass
  Hylton, Jack (b. 1892 d. 1965)   bandleader, conductor
  Jackson, Jack (b. 1907 d. 1978)   bandleader, trumpeter
  James, Harry Haag (b. 1916 d. 1983)   composer, flute
  Johnson, Buddy (b. 1915 d. 1977)   composer, drums
  Johnson, Charlie [Charles Wright] (b. 1891 d. 1959)   piano, bandleader
  Jones, Isham (b. 1894 d. 1956)   composer, lyricist
  Jones, Quincy (Delight) (b. 1933)   arranger, composer
  Kemp, Hal [James Harold] (b. 1905 d. 1940)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Kenton, Stan (b. 1912 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  King, Wayne Harold (b. 1901 d. 1985)   saxophone, bandleader
  Kirk, Andy [Andrew Dewey] (b. 1898)   bass saxophone, composer
  Krupa, Gene [Eugene Bertram] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   cast, composer
  Kyser, Kay (b. 1906 d. 1985)   bandleader, director
  Lawrence, Elliot (b. 1925)   bandleader, composer
  Lewis, Ted (b. 1892 d. 1971)   bandleader, cast
  Lewis, Vic [Victor Joseph] (b. 1919)   bandleader, conductor
  Lipton, Sidney John (b. 1906)   violin, saxophone
  Lombardo, Guy [Gaetano Alberto] (b. 1902 d. 1977)   bandleader, director
  Loss, Joe [Josua Alexander] (b. 1909 d. 1990)   bandleader, director
  Lunceford, Jimmy [James Melvin] (b. 1902 d. 1947)   arranger, bandleader
  May, Billy [William E.] (b. 1916)   arranger, orchestrator
  McKinley, Ray [Raymond Frederick] (b. 1910 a. 1943-1943)   drummer, drums
  McShann, Hootie [Jay] (b. 1909 a. 1941-1943)   piano, singer
  Miller, Glen [Alton Glen] (b. 1904 d. 1944)   accordion, bandleader
  Millinder, Lucky [Lucius Venable] (b. 1900 d. 1966)   bandleader, orchestra
  Monroe, Vaughn (Wilton) (b. 1911 d. 1973)   trombone, trumpet
  Morgan, Russ (b. 1904 d. 1969)   composer, trombone
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Moten, Bennie [Benjamin] (b. 1894 d. 1935)   piano, trombone
  Nichols, Red [Ernest Loring] (b. 1905 d. 1965)   cornet, trumpet
  Noble, Ray [Raymond Stanley] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   bandleader, celeste
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Parnell, Jack (b. 1923)   conductor, drummer
  Pastor, Tony (b. 1907 d. 1969)   bandleader, tenor sax
  Payne, Jack (b. 1899 d. 1969)   bandleader, leader
  Pollack, Ben (b. 1903 d. 1971)   drummer, drums
  Raeburn, Boyd [Boyde Albert] (b. 1913 d. 1966)   bandleader, bass sax
  Redman, Don [Donald Mathew] (b. 1900 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, arranger
  Rich, Buddy [Bernard] (b. 1917 d. 1987)   cast, director
  Riddle, Nelson (b. 1921 d. 1985)   arranger, cast
  Roy, Harry (b. 1900 d. 1971)   bandleader, clarinet
  Russell, Luis (Carl) (b. 1902 d. 1963)   piano
  Savitt, Jan (b. 1913 d. 1948)   arranger, bandleader
  Scott, Raymond (b. 1910)   bandleader, composer
  Shaw, Artie (b. 1910)   clarinet, conductor
  Sissle, Noble (Lee) (b. 1889 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Slack, Freddie [Frederick Charles] (b. 1910 d. 1965)   piano, arranger
  Spivak, Charlie [Charles] (b. 1907 d. 1982)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Starita, Al (a. 1927)   clarinet, leader
  Starita, Ray (b. 1900 d. 1967 a. 1928)   clarinet, saxophone
  Stone, Lew [Louis] (b. 1898 d. 1969)   bandleader, arranger
  Teagarden, Jack [Weldon Leo] (b. 1905)   cast, trombone
  Thornhill, Claude (b. 1909 d. 1965)   bandleader, piano
  Trumbauer, Frank [Tram] (b. 1901 d. 1956)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Venuti, Joe [Giuseppe] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   violin, orchestra
  Webb, Chick [William Henry] (b. 1902 d. 1939)   composer, drummer
  Whiteman, Paul (b. 1890 d. 1967)   bandleader, cast
  Williams, Cootie [Charles Melvin] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Wooding, Sam [Samuel David] (b. 1895 d. 1985)   music director, piano

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