“Eager Beaver” (1943) Stan Kenton

“Eager Beaver” Composed and arranged by Stan Kenton. Recorded on November 19, 1943 for Capitol in Hollywood, California. Stanley N. Kenton, piano, leading: Marion “Buddy” Childers, Karl George, Ray Borden, John Carroll, Dick Morse, trumpets; [..]

The Birth Of Swing

Louis Armstrong and “West End Blues,” Bix Beiderbecke and “Clementine,” and the “Birth” of Swing An introduction to the music, musicians and singers of the swing era. Big bands were the major purveyors of swing [..]