Down Beat, 10/1/1944

July 07, 2020#1977

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A ragtag issue of Down Beat magazine provides the basis for this episode. It was acquired on eBay from someone who had carefully cut out certain articles of interest to him or her, but there was enough copy left to form the basis for an inside look at the music scene that helped to keep morale high during World War II. Items include a story about Tommy Dorsey being indicted for punching a Hollywood actor, speculation as to the type of band Glenn Miller would lead after the war was over and a poignant report of a jazz concert to benefit Jimmie Noone’s wife and children after the death of this pioneering jazz clarinetist.


At a roadside diner — Charlie Barnet

The guy with the slide trombone — Tommy Dorsey

Apple honey — Woody Herman

Oranges and lemons — Glenn Miller

Miss you — Guy Lombardo

Into each life some rain must fall — Charlie Barnet

After you’ve gone — Benny Goodman

Black and blue Danube — Spike Jones

I’ll buy that dream — Haymes/Forrest

Sweet Sue — Jimmie Noone

Hippy dippy — Andy Kirk

Shadrach — Larry Clinton

I guess I’ll have to dream the rest — Will Bradley

Dedicated to you — Eckstine/Vaughan

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