by Music Librarian Christopher Popa

    These are people or topics that interest me, so I have tried to conduct some in-depth research on each.  Details shown are the best information available to me at this time.   
    Fellow aficionados are invited to provide documented facts to expand these listings.  Printed verification of any information sent is requested, and full credit will be given to all submissions used.

Martin Block

"The Beautiful Voice of Bob Grabeau"

"Big Bands At Disneyland"

"Buried in Your Backyard (Grave Locations of the Big Band Stars)"


Chuck Cecil and "The Swingin' Years"

Las Vegas

"Looking for Mr. Goodman"

Los Angeles

New York City

"The Reader's Digest Sessions"

Record Sales (including Gold Records)

George T. Simon

Dick Waco

    I also think that these topics - of bandleaders in their own words - will be of interest to others.

"In Their Own Words: How to Be a Bandleader"  

"In Their Own Words: Remarks About Each Other"

"In Their Own Words: Revolving Bandstand"

"In Their Own Words: What Is 'Swing'?"

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