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February 3, 2015

 

Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.

May 27, 2011

 

Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band

Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

Major Glenn Miller went missing over the English Channel in December 1944. For decades afterwards, much of his wartime orchestra's music went missing as well.

August 21, 2009

 

Buselli-Wallarab Album Cover

Where or When With Buselli-Wallarab

Standards from the Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra, and Lieutenant Uhura takes a turn as a jazz singer.

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