COVER CONTENTS EDITORIAL by Dorin K. Antrim - Untapped Market for Pop Music Portrait of a Man Who Has Come Up in the World - RUSS MORGAN The Mountain Labors and Gives Forth a Mouse (Arrangers Union Strike) N. Y. Union Limits Pay and Bans Doubling Metronome Nominate Bunny Berigan for Musician's Hall of Fame American Composers Form Own Group Swing Is...Well, It's Here...Just What Swing Is by Otto Cesana Looking at Japanese Jazz by Claude Lapham Notable Notes from Colleges by Phillip Boone Making Specials from Stocks by Harold Rubenstein DANCE BAND REVIEWS - Shep Fields, Charles Dornberger, Henry Biagini, Don Bestor PICK-UPS/ROASTS & TOASTS UP BEAT by Peter Emery TUNES IN DEMAND ON THE AIR WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC Notable Notes from College by Phillip Boone Course in Modrn Harmony by Otto Cesana Los Angeles ~ Hollywood ~ Pacific Coast Dance Orchestras by Jack Tenney Tin Type of a Tough Guy (Otto Link) by Geo. M. Bundy DI SCu SS ions by Gordon Wright IMPRESSIONS IN WAX Jimmy Lunceford Opens New Larchmont Casino ENGLISH BANDS, RECORDS, RADIO REVIEWS "IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE?" - Special Metronome Orchestra Arrangement by MATTY MATLOCK West Coast Accidentals by Jack Tenney Modern Masters of Music by Kenn Sisson RADIO RAIDS by Arthur J. Gibson RADIO REVIEWS by Dorin K. Antrim SPOTTING THE BANDS WEST COAST BANDS MUSIC SCENES - Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Atlantic City, Washington, Cincinnati, Twin Cities, Cleveland, Connecticut, Indianapolis, Scranton, Carolina & Georgia, Western New York, Milwaukee, Richmond, Memphis,Worcester, Bermuda, Baltimore, Providence, Philadelphia Saxophone Questions by Dick Stabile Arranging Questions by Jimmy Dale Some Causes of Faulty Saxophone Intonation by Cecil Leeson Brass Instruments by Bill Costello Guitar Questions by Frank Victor Accordiana by Chas. Magnante Drum Questions by Carl Gardner TOOTING A FEW HORNS - Manufacturers' News Finding Secret of Swing - Carl Kelly & Russel Brooks PUBLISHERS' NOTES
Plus- photos of Eugene Stinson & Duke Ellington ; Bunny Berigan ; Shep Fields ; Charles Dornberger ; Sam Feinsmith ; Roy Fox ; Danny Sullivan ; Otto Link ; Carl Kelly & Russel Brooks.Advertisements for Martin Band Instruments featuring Horace Heidt ; Conn Band Instruments featuring Isham Jones, Roy Barnes, Jimmy Lunceford band, Ted Oliver and others ; Buescher Instruments ; Vibrator Reeds ; King Instruments featuring Tommy Dorsey ; Selmer Instruments ; Gibson Guitars featuring John Alaimo, Joe Martori, Al Avola, Al Tomaseti, Gene Mack; Ephiphone Guitars ; Leedy Drums; Gretsch Guitars ; Penzel-Mueller Clarinets and much more! Nice, scarce older back issue of Metronome with bandlader Russ Morgan on the cover. Not as many photos as later issues, but the article and review content more than makes up for it. Also there is an architect's sketch of the (the) new Larchmont Casino . Back issues of Metronome magazine from this era are rare and cherished by Big Band collectors. Packed with news, photos articles and ads about everyone who was anyone, and nearly anything that related to big band, jazz and swing music. This oversized 9.5" x 12.5" vintage music magazine gives you much more about what was really happening in music during the era than any music history book or memoir could ever do. Magazine is in Good condition. Spine wear as expected, cover loose from the staples but not separated, a little creasing on the lower front cover edge. A small closed tear on the back cover edge (middle). If you're a big band fan and you never owned a copy of Metronome, you're in for a treat. You WILL be amazed!
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