Short: Stan Kenton in 1945


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Friday is as good as a day as any for Stan Kenton. The following Warner Bros. biographical short was filmed in December 1945 and released in '46. Here's the band personnel in October '45: Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, Bob Lymperis (tp) Ray Wetzel (tp,vcl) Fred Zito, Jimmy Simms (tb) Milt Kabak (tb,arr) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Boots Mussulli (as,arr) Al Anthony (as) Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p,arr) Bob Ahern (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Ralph Collier (d) June Christy (vcl) Gene Howard (vcl).

Here's the Stan Kenton short—featuring a 20-year-old June Christy...

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