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Guy Lombardo was more than just an orchestra leader, he was an institution. Every New Year's Eve at the stroke of midnight millions of listeners from all across America would tune in, via radio and later television, to hear Lombardo and His Royal Canadians play their familiar theme song, ''Auld Lang Syne.'' Lombardo was the consummate bandleader. He presented the kind of music that the general public wanted to hear and to which they wanted to dance, what he called the ''Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven.'' The son of an immigrant tailor, Lombardo grew up in a musical family. Brother Carmen played flute and saxophone, while brother Lebert (Liebert) played drums and trumpet

News: Radio

A Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

A Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it’s the music of songwriters Vincent Youmans, Johnny Green and Harry Barris. Special guests Shelly Berg and Dick Hyman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band on piano and Topsy Chapman, Marty Grosz and Carol Woods handle the vocals. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM ...

News: Radio

Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it’s the music of songwriters Vincent Youmans, Johnny Green and Harry Barris. Special guests Shelly Berg and Dick Hyman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band on piano and Topsy Chapman, Marty Grosz and Carol Woods handle the vocals. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Jacksonville: Big City, Big Band, Big Plans

Read "Jacksonville: Big City, Big Band, Big Plans" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Almost everyone who's even mildly interested knows that the big band scene in the US isn't what it used to be. On the other hand, the big bands aren't yet dead, as some alarmists have claimed, or even on life support. Thanks in part to college and armed services programs, there are perhaps as many or ...

Album

The Best of Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1990

Album

16 Most Requested Songs

Label: Global Mix
Released: 1989

Album

Waltz Favorites Album No. 2

Label: Global Mix
Released: 1986

Album

Waltz Favorites Album No. 1

Label: Global Mix
Released: 1986


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