Desi Arnaz, "Conga!," Collectables 8095 [formerly available in
1999 as Sony Music Special Products A 33105]
Johnny Desmond, "'The G.I. Sinatra': All Those Wonderful Years,"
ASV Living Era 5544
Dorsey Brothers, "Stop Look and Listen," Naxos Jazz 8120762
Ella Fitzgerald, "Live: Lady Be Good," Just Jazz / Black Label
Dizzy Gillespie. "Dizzy: The Music Of John Birks Gillespie," Verve
Benny Goodman, "Red Horse Boogie Woogie," Sounds of
Billie Holiday, "The Billie Holiday Story," USD [ 4 CDs ]; "The
Original Authentic Recordings," Just Jazz / Black Label
Sammy Kaye, "Midnight Serenade / Ballroom Date," Collectables
Ray McKinley, "Howdy Friends," ASV Living Era 5517
Bobby Sherwood, "Sherwood Swing," Sounds of Yesteryear 663
Charlie Spivak, "One Way Passage," Sounds of Yesteryear 661
Rex Stewart, "Baden 1966 and Montreux 1971," Sackville 2061
Jack Teagarden, "Big T," Proper Box 82 [ 4 CDs ]
Count Basie, "Norman Granz' Jazz At the Philharmonic: Count
Basie Big Band [ 1977 ]," Eagle Eye Media
Duke Ellington, "West Coast Swing," Passport
Dizzy Gillespie, "Norman Granz' Jazz At Montreux [ 1977 ]," Eagle
Eye Media; "Groovin' with Diz & Co.," Passport
Red Norvo, "Jazz Master Series," Shanachie
Clark Terry, "Norman Granz' Jazz At Montreux [ 1977 ]," Eagle Eye
ITINERARIES - SELECT LIST:
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra directed by Bill Tole: Mar. 6-11,
Mississippi Queen riverboat cruise; Mar. 12, Flint, MI;
Mar. 27-Apr. 2, American West steamboat cruise
Woody Herman Orchestra directed by Frank Tiberi: Mar. 3,
Auditorium, Sanibel, FL
Gene Krupa Orchestra directed by Michael Berkowitz: Mar. 25,
Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, CO
Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Larry O'Brien: Mar. 1,
Midlothian Concert Center, Midlothian, TX; Mar. 3, Washburn
Auditorium, Topeka, KS; Mar. 5, Renaissance Hotel, Oklahoma
City, OK; Mar. 6, Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving, TX; Mar. 7,
Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX; Mar. 8, McMahon
Memorial Auditorium, Lawton, OK; Mar. 9, Terrell High School,
Terrell, TX; Mar. 10, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX; Mar. 11, Paris
High School, Paris, TX; Mar. 13, Arend Art Center, Bentonville,
AR; Mar. 16, Sharpsville High School, Sharpsville, PA; Mar.
18-19 (with The Columbus Symphony Orchestra), Ohio Theater,
Columbus, OH; Mar. 21, LaComedia Dinner Theatre, Springboro,
OH; Mar. 31, Education & Arts Center, Willmar, MN
Russ Morgan Orchestra directed by Jack Morgan: Mar. 5,
Las Palmas Grand, Mesa, AZ; Mar. 6. Phoenix Country Club,
Phoenix, AZ; Mar. 10, Trilogy at Power Ranch, Gilbert, AZ; Mar.
12, Las Palmas Grand, Mesa, AZ; Mar. 13-14, Quail Creek,
Green Valley, AZ; Mar. 16, Dun Dial Dance Club, Sun City, AZ;
Mar. 18, South Bay Community Concert, Redondo Beach, CA;
Mar. 19, Mayflower Ballroom, Inglewood, CA
Artie Shaw Orchestra directed by Dick Johnson: Mar. 1,
Pensacola, FL; Mar. 2, Shreveport, LA; Mar. 3, Greenville, TX;
Mar. 4, Livingston, TX; Mar. 5, Kerrville, TX; Mar. 7-8, Harlingen,
TX; Mar. 9, McCallen, TX; Mar. 10, Houston, TX; Mar. 12,
Pampa, TX; Mar. 13, Liberal, KS; Mar. 14, Garden City, KS;
Mar. 16, Durango, CO; Mar. 17, Butte, CO; Mar. 20, Beaver
Creek, CO; Mar. 22, Albuquerque, NM; Mar. 23, Scottsdale, AZ;
Mar. 24, Yuma, AZ; Mar. 28, Laughlin, NV; Mar. 29, Tucson, AZ;
Mar. 31, Napa, CA
Lawrence Welk's 'Champagne Music Makers': [ featuring
accordionist Tim Padilla ] Mar. 3-6, Orleans Hotel and Casino,
Las Vegas, NV; Mar. 8, Fort Center, Dearborn, MI; Mar. 9,
Forum Center, Hershey, PA; Mar. 12, Civic Center, Savannah,
GA; Mar. 13, Ruth Eckard Hall, Clearwater, FL; Mar. 16,
Stranahan Theatre, Toledo, OH; Mar. 17, Hemmens Cultural
Center, Elgin, IL; Mar. 18, Meyer Theatre, Green Bay, WI;
Mar. 19, Crystal Music Theatre, Wisconsin Dells, WI; Mar. 20,
Civic Center, Peoria, IL; Mar. 21, Leid Center, Lincoln, NE; Mar.
23, Rushmore Center, Rapid City, SD; Mar. 24, Paramount
Theater, Denver, CO; Mar. 26, Sundome, Sun City, AZ
Lou Halmy, trumpeter - arranger (Fields '36-'37), 93, Mar. 14, 2005
Don Durant, vocalist, 72, Mar. 15, 2005, chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Chuck Travis, tenor saxophonist (J. Dorsey '44-'46), 84, Mar. 18,
2005, jaw cancer
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Belton, Brian. "Artie Shaw 1910-2004," In Tune, Mar. 2005.
Fenton, Jacob. "Swing-era crooner [ Harry Prime ] still packs in the crowds,"
thereporteronline.com [ Philadelphia, PA ], Mar. 4, 2005.
Flowers, Jennifer. "The Artie Shaw Orchestra promises big band, more," Shreveport Times
[ Louisiana ], shreveporttimes.com, Mar. 1, 2005.
Fratallone, Stephen. "Hail, King Louie: Drumming Great Louis Bellson To Be Honored With
Golden Bandstand Award," Jazz Connection Magazine, jazzconnectionmag.com, Mar. 2005.
Harvey, Jay. "Images [ Duncan Schiedt ]," Indianapolis Star, indystar.com, Mar. 4, 2005.
Kilgannon, Corey. "...And All That Jazz Memorabilia! [ about Frank Driggs' photograph
collection ]," New York Times, Mar. 1, 2005.
Kipnis, Jill. "Capturing The Smooth Sounds Of Sin City: EMI Launches Imprint To Showcase
Classic Performances At Las Vegas Venues [ incl. Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Keely
Smith, Peggy Lee, etc. ]," Billboard, Mar. 5, 2005, p.24.
Mackevicj, Eileen R. "The Crucible of the Cotton Club." neh.fed.us/news/humanities/2005-03/
Martens, Todd. "The Last Word: The Welk Name Didn't Mean Anything, To Be Honest: A Q&A
With Kevin Welk," Billboard, Mar. 19, 2005, p.66.
McDonough, John. "End the Beguine: The Unapologetic Genius of Artie Shaw 1910-2004,"
DownBeat, Mar. 2005, p.52+.
Schlosser, Jim. "Greensboro musician [ Ted Thompson ] still true to his big-band roots,"
(Greensboro, NC) News Record / news-record.com, Mar. 28, 2005.
Spillman, Benjamin. "City renames parth for 'Bronze Buckaraoo': Singin' black cowboy blazed
own trail in '30s," (Pal Springs, CA) Desert Sun / desertsun.com, Mar. 28, 2005.
Stewart, Zan. "A Rich repertoire: Buddy's Buddies play tunes from songbook of famed
drummer's band," Star-Ledger / nj.com, Mar. 11, 2005.
Steyn, Mary. "Ex-Husband of Love Goddesses: Artie Shaw (1910-2004)," Atlantic Monthly,
Mar. 2005, pp.138-139.