After 38 years of sharing my love for the big bands with my radio audience, I have put together a book that recounts the influence that this type of music has had on my life. It’s a personal account, beginning with my discovery at age 8 of the wonderful music flowing forth from my radio while I did my homework. I tell how I became a broadcast host after a chance encounter with the producer of a national program hosted by bandleader Skitch Henderson. I recount the excitement of meeting famous vocalists and bandleaders at the annual banquets of the Big Band Academy of America. Then there was the joy of participating in the 100th anniversary of the births of Glenn Miller, Les Brown and Connee Boswell. Also included are excerpts from some of the 80+ interviews I conducted with performers, including Buddy Morrow, Frankie Laine, Orrin Tucker, Linda Ronstadt and Margaret Whiting.
Soft cover, 150 pages, dozens of color photographs.
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The perfect gift for big band enthusiasts!