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Monday Quiz Show #16

This vocalist’s recording of “My Blue Heaven” was considered the top-selling recording of all-time prior to 1942, when Bing Crosby recorded “White Christmas.” Who was he?

Ray Anthony

Gene Austin

Bing Crosby

Cliff Edwards

Red Allen

Fats Waller

Jack Teagarden

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Monday Quiz Show #15

Before working with Woody Herman (and eventually marrying his singer Frances Wayne), this renowned composer/arranger contributed arrangements to Earl Hines’ big band, and subsequently played trumpet with, among others, Charlie Barnet, Horace Heidt and Charlie Spivak. Who was he?

Gil Evans

Pete Rugolo

Neal Hefti

Bill Holman

Benny Golson

Gerry Mulligan

Bob Brookmeyer

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Monday Quiz Show #14

What was the first jazz LP to sell one million copies?

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

John Coltrane, Giant Steps

Dave Brubeck, Time Out

Charles Lloyd, Forest Flower

Bill Evans, Waltz for Debby

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, featuring Mahalia Jackson, Black, Brown and Beige […] Continue reading »

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Monday Quiz Show #13

Immortalized by Jack Kerouac in On the Road, this musician answered to the name of “Dark Gable.” Who was he?

Billy Eckstine

Slim Gaillard

Earl Hines

Charlie Parker

Lester Young

Chick Webb

Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington

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Monday Quiz Show #9

    Born Lillie Mae Jones, this singer toured with Lionel Hampton from 1948 – 1951, during which time her nickname was “[First Name] Bebop.” And, legend is that Hampton fired this singer seven times during this 2 1/2 year period, only to rehire her each time at the insistence of his wife Gladys. Who is she? […] Continue reading »

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Monday Quiz Show #7

Before following Anita O’Day as lead singer of Stan Kenton’s orchestra, she was known as Sharon Leslie, and sang with a group led by Boyd Raeburn. Who was she? […] Continue reading »