Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Editor's Page

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Editor's Page

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Dear readers,

Jerry Valburn's admirable assemblage, of those famous Coca-Cola broadcasts is a most Welcome addition to this issue and to the discographic mission. Of course Coke and their advertising agency chose the artists, but Jerry's list is humbling, for those who think that the swing band years were nonstop orchestras we would have really liked. Imagine looking at the radio listings on a given night and only finding the likes of Ted Fio Rito and Lawrence Welk. Then again, there are many surprises, like trios led by Adrian Rollini and Les Paul, and Bob Wills' short-lived western swing band with horns - he only hired them, in the peak years of swing bands, seemingly only when he absolutely had to.

Speakin' of humility, your compitunt editar foolishly forgot to include Fred Hofmann's update in the August issue, so here it is in time for Christmas. The IAJRC's very own and very fabulous archive of audio and video is only available to members and you should make full use of it. In this ish, Fred serves up highlights of past IAJRC Conventions which your TV will really enjoy!

I have, through years of hardbopish typing on office keyboards that make no music, developed injury to my fingers. …

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