image ©1969 by The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

and many others

1936 to 1945 was the peak, and for years afterwards, people kept asking
“Will the big bands ever come back?”

By creatively blending his profession with his passion,
photo by Jose Luis Trinidad-Alcaraz

Music Librarian Christopher Popa
offers an online answer:

BIGBANDLIBRARY.COM

The Big Bands Are Back in a New and Exciting Way!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEW! July 2016 - "Big Band News"
NEW! June 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Glenn Miller 33s
NEW! June 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Billy May 33s
NEW! June 2016 - "Big Band News"
NEW! May 2016 - "Big Band News"
NEW! May 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Coleman Hawkins 33s
NEW! May 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Louis Jordan 33s
NEW! May 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Sammy Kaye 33s
NEW! May 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Elliot Lawrence 33s
NEW! May 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Vaughn Monroe 33s
NEW! April 2016 - "Big Band News"
NEW! April 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Ben Pollack 33s
NEW! April 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Chick Webb 33s
NEW! March 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Glen Gray (Casa Loma Orchestra) 33s
NEW! March 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Buddy Johnson 33s
NEW! March 2016 - "Big Band News"
NEW! March 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Wayne King 33s
NEW! March 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Jimmie Lunceford 33s
NEW! March 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Paul Weston 33s
NEW! March 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Paul Whiteman 33s
NEW! February 2016 - "Gallery: Victor Kalin Album Covers"
NEW! February 2016 - "Big Band News"   
NEW! February 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Benny Goodman 33s
NEW! February 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Bobby Hackett 33s
NEW! February 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Lucky Millinder 33s
NEW! February 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Raymond Scott 33s
NEW! February 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Muggsy Spanier 33s
NEW! January 2016 - "Big Band News"
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Louie Bellson 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Bob Crosby 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Tommy Dorsey 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Jan Garber 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Fletcher Henderson 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Don Redman 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Jan Savitt 33s
NEW! January 2016 - Collector's Checklist: Claude Thornhill 33s

About Christopher Popa   

Biographical Sketches

Booking a Name Band Now   

Collector's Checklists   
   
Image Galleries

Monthly News (2004- )   

Popa Family Collection   

Ready Reference   

Research Topics   

Social Media

Special Collections and Archives   

Various Additional Resources


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- CHRISTOPHER POPA


They were legends who made timeless music that continues to appeal to many people.

TOMMY DORSEY- BENNY GOODMAN - GLENN MILLER - ARTIE SHAW