On October 29, 1958, singer Patti Page
hosted Nat King Cole
and Gene Krupa
as well as Illinois Jacquet
, her musical director Rocky Cole and other musicians on ABC's The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show
, which featured the swinging Vic Schoen Orchestra. Shows like this take me back to when I was a very little kid, being parked at my grandmother's house in the Bronx as my parents went out on a Saturday night. My grandmother hadn't a clue what they were saying but she loved the sunny optimism in their voices and faces...
This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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