Remembering Cab Calloway

Born December 25, 1907, Cab Calloway rose in just a few years from being a virtually unknown artist to rival Duke Ellington in popularity. Cab started touring with his Orchestra in the early ’30s and didn’t stop. He was known for his boundless energy and...

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (29 April,1899 –24 May 1974) Duke Ellington strikes me as a musician with lots of contrasts. I often feel that his early body of work is often neglected on the swing dance scene, yet his later work is often heard. Maybe this comes down to the crackly...

Glen Miller disappears 15 December 1944

Maj. A. Glenn Miller 70 years ago today, on 15 December 1944, Major Alton Glenn Miller flew from RAF Twinwood Farm in Clapham, on the outskirts of Bedford to Paris to play for the US soldiers there. His plane disappeared while flying over the English Channel.  A 2014...

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