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SPOTLIGHT BANDS ON THE AIR
Originally broadcast on WDCB
Saturday, September 2, 2006
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #270 (7-31-43) Teddy Powell and his orchestra playing for the officers and men of the U.S. Naval Training School at theUniversity ofChicago.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS (9-7-45) Will Osborne and his orchestra from the Marine Air Corps Station,El Centro,California.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #236 (12-20-43) Freddy Martin and his orchestra from the Marine Air Depot,San Diego,California.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #416 (1-18-44) Remote broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, featuring the winners of the Esquire Magazine All-American Jazz Band Poll: Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Bigard, Sidney Catlett, Al Casey, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Oscar Pettiford, Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Benny Goodman and vocalists Billie Holiday and Mildred Bailey.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #104 (1-19-43) Ina Ray Hutton and her orchestra fromFort Bragg,North Carolina.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #780(3-17-45) George Olson and his orchestra entertaining war workers of Johnson Motors,Waukegan,Illinois.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS (8-11-44) Louis Prima and his orchestra.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS (3-8-45) Lionel Hampton and his orchestra from theNavalTraining School inDearborn,Michigan.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is big band historian KARL PEARSONwho will talk about the importance of the “Spotlight Band” series.