Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

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1. The famous Gen. Doolittle in WWII uttered these words to a Captain: "next to a letter from home, your organization is the greatest morale builder in the European Theater of Operations." What was he referring to?

2. This very well known TV host had his own show for many years, but before embarking on this career he was a vocalist with the Freddie Martin band. Name him.

3. This trumpeter was bom in 1917, studied medicine but later switched to music. He played the obbligato with Louis Armstrong on the well-known recording of "Blueberry Hill." Who was he?

4. Born in Texas, started on trombone at age 10, he played the trombone on Benny Goodman's recording of "Basin Street Blues" and did the vocals. Name him.

5. This famous vocalist was bom as Yvonne Marie Antoinette Ja Mais. At age 16, she had her name changed by Harry James. Who was she?

6. The Coco Cola company sponsored a well known radio show in the 40s featuring big bands. Name the show.

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