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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dance Date - Buddy Morrow


Blue Prelude

Dance Date
Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra
Mercury Wing STEREO SRW 16102

From the back cover: The Morrow story is one that begins in poverty and because of persistence, today culminates in national fame. He was born in New Haven, Conn., in 1919 and at the age of twelve he received his first trombone as a birthday gift from his parents. One year later Buddy made his professional debut, playing at junior high school dances in his home town. By the time he was 15 he was being featured with the Yale Collegians at the then fabulous salary of $35 per week. Deciding to continue his music studies, he accepted a scholarship at the Julliard School of Music, and while he was still attending classes there he was heard by Paul Whiteman who immediately asked Buddy to join his band. Buddy accepted the offer and following his stay with Whiteman, he has played with some of the world's greatest bands, including Eddie Duchin, Artie Shaw, Vincent Lopez, Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey, as well as being very much sought after to play trombone on recording sessions and radio programs. Morrow once said, "Don't try to educate the public from the bandstand, instead, play the type of music they want to hear."

Mr. Sandman
On The Alamo
September Song
Hey Mrs. Jones
Night Train
Blue Prelude
Midnight March
That Old Feeling
We'll Be Together Again

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