Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

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(Play fair. No Internet searches)

1. Carole Lombard, star actress of the early Hollywood screen, was a vocalist with a big band prior to her filmdom career. Name that big band.

2. The personnel in Bob Crosby's first band was mainly the nucleus of another big band that broke up when that leader decided to make a change in his musical career. Can you name that leader?

3. The Clark Sisters were a vocal group that sang with one of the big bands. Can you name that band?

4. Early in his musical career, this leader led bands on cruise ships at sea, making several Atlantic crossings, including travel to the Mediterranean and to America. Name him.

5. In 1948, a biography was published titled "Trumpeter on the Wing", depicting the life of a well known trumpeter, who also featured in the film "Rhythm on the River". Can you identify this trumpet player?.

6. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., presented the movie "Blues in the Night", in which 2 of the big bands performed. Can you name these 2 bands? …

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