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  • Beth Capps wrote on March 31, 2009 report

    My son recently began playing trumpet and within a couple of months was promoted to first chair in his school band, despite the fact that I rarely see him practice. Then last week my father told me that he was glad to finally see that his father was coming out in someone. When I asked what he meant he told me that my grandfather was quite the trumpeter in his day and had spent time playing professionally with some of the big boys. When I asked who he told me that my grandfather played with both Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. I am hoping someone out there can find some liner notes, an old program, an orchestra listing, anything that I can give my son to show him his roots. My grandfather's name was Albert Hathaway and he was originally from Vermont if I am correct. Please contact me if anyone has any information I could show to my son. Thanks so much! bethcapps@hotmail.com

  • Rictor pino-ino wrote on May 31, 2009 report

    I've heard of Albert Hathaway. I think he was with Benny Goodman, but I don't know about Tommy Dorsey. Anyways, search Tommy tromboneology on youtube to hear one of my favorite songs.

  • Rictor pino-ino wrote on June 14, 2009 report

    He was the third best trombonist, in my opinion. The best are Urbie Green but the following aren't certain. Some say it's Jack Jenny, Jack Teagarden, Glenn miller, or Wade S.

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