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Remember the big bands, the Swing Era....

**_by George Spink_** "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (Theme Song) by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra ![Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra \(circa 1941\)](http://tuxjunction.net/tommydorsey/dorseyband1941.jpg) Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (circa 1941) 1. _**I'll See You In My Dreams**_ Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard 11. _**Embraceable You **_ Tommy Dorsey with Jo ...
by George Spink The music world is mourning the passing of Etta James, who died today in Riverside, CA at the age of 73. In her later years, thanks to the use of her 1961 recording of At Last in the 1988 film Rain Man, Etta James ...
**_by George Spink_** The music world is mourning the passing of Etta James, who died today in Riverside, CA at the age of 73. In her later years, thanks to the use of her 1961 recording of _**At Last**_ in the 1988 film _**Rain Man**_, Etta James enjoyed the success ...
Big Band Theory Jan. 5, 2012
**_by Jack Fortes_** There’s a Big Bang theory that has to do with the origin and evolution of our universe (and a TV sitcom). Then there’s a Big Band theory that has to do with the kind of music that was featured at the recent 20th annual Big Band Hangar ...
_A Charlie Brown Christmas_ \- The Vince Guaraldi Trio ![](http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E6wOtjilyN8/TuvaLi2j5aI/AAAAAAAABl4/XAQ9R6gMDNM/ s400/lionel-layout-card.jpg) On behalf of the members of The Palomar, I wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ![George Spink](http://tuxjunction.net/christmas/santa-claus-thinking.jpg) George Spink Moderator - The Palomar Los Angeles, California _**[Email Me**_](mailto:milliondreamsago@gmail.com?subject=The Palomar: Merry Christmas ...
When I attended St. Leonard's grammar school in Berwyn, Illinois during the late 1940's and early 1950's, our nuns taught us to remember the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918. That was the time and day and month when World War One ...
When I attended St. Leonard's grammar school in Berwyn, Illinois during the late 1940's and early 1950's, our nuns taught us to remember the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918. That was the time and day and month when World War One ...
_Moderator's Note: Our big band friend, Robert Robb, sent the following obituary information about the late Beryl Davis. -- George Spink_ British-born Beryl Davis, whose eight-decade career included singing with Maj. Glenn Miller, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra, died last Friday, Oct. 28th. She was 87. ![](http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9ofDRCz5Dog/TrCEQF2auiI/AAAAAAAABk4/8OttL9yVU_I/ s400/tommy-dorsey-and-beryl.jpg) Tommy Dorsey ...
Injun Summer Oct. 29, 2011
![Click here to read John T. McCutcheon's "Injun Summer."](http://tuxjunction.net/injunsummer/injunsummer1.gif) _Indian Summer_ Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle Indian Summer is a very special time. Many states in the Midwest, on the East Coast, and especially in New England are ablaze in beautiful autumnal colors during October. Leaves are falling to the ...
The Nicholas Brothers Sept. 13, 2011
by George Spink During the mid-1970's, Chicago's Biograph Theater showed a week-long festival of 20th Century Fox musicals, including the two starring Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Sun Valley Serenade (1941) and Orchestra Wives (1942). I had seen both films on TV a couple of times, ...
Benny Carter Aug. 14, 2011
by George Spink Benny Carter died in Los Angeles on July 12, 2003. He would have turned 96 the following month. For seven decades, he was the best, playing alto saxophone and trumpet. Carter was highly regarded as a musician, composer, arranger, and ...
A Deck of Cards Aug. 6, 2011
by George SpinkMy parents, aunts and uncles, and neighbors spent many evenings in the 1940's and 1950's playing cards, often five-card stud, sitting around the kitchen table in our Chicago home, drinking beer, smoking, and on Fridays and Saturdays staying up until 1 or 2 a.m., sometimes later. ...
Street Scene Aug. 4, 2011
Alfred Newman<br ...
Bird Lives June 13, 2011
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by George Spink Moderator - The Palomar It seems there is no end to our fascination with the question, "Whatever happened to Glenn Miller?" Palomar member Spencer "Wolf" Smartt raised that question right here a few days ago. What do you think ...
George Shearing (August 13, 1919 – February 14, 2011) died on Valentine's Day three weeks ago. His career spanned most of the 20th Century, giving ...