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:


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


NEW! February 2016 - "Big Band News"
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

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