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Ted Weems

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Article: Big Band Report

For the Grand Prize: April Is . . . ?

Read "For the Grand Prize: April Is . . . ?" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Did you know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month? Neither did I until I chanced upon a press release to that effect. According to the Smithsonian Institution's Smithsonian Jazz website, there are “celebrations in all 50 states and 40 countries." If I'm not mistaken, New Mexico is one of those 50 states, and no one here ...

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More 1940 "Beat the Band" Shows

Label: Soundcraft
Released: 2001
Track listing: Show Introduction; Goody Goodbye; Careless; Indian Summer; At the Jazz Band Ball; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; Charming Little Faker; Love Lies; I Know That You Know; Confucius Say; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Orchids for Remembrance; Ooh! What You Said; Blues My Sweetie Gave Me; Fools Rush In; That

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Article: Album Review

Ted Weems and His Orchestra: More 1940 "Beat the Band" Shows

Read "More 1940 "Beat the Band" Shows" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While there may not be many people walking around today who even remember the Ted Weems Orchestra, there are a great number, I’d wager, who remember his male vocalist, a fellow named Perry Como, who passed away in May six days before his eighty–ninth birthday. Some may even recall the band’s other vocalist, Marva (later to ...

Album

Marvellous!

Label: Summit Records
Released: 1984


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