1943 AMERICAN JAZZ AUTOGRAPH BOOK DORIS DAY LES BROWN BOYD RAEBURN 21 AUTOGRAPHS

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  • Sold Date: Aug 07, 2012
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1943 AMERICAN JAZZ

AUTOGRAPH BOOK

DORIS DAY - LES BROWN - BOYD RAEBURN

FRANK COMSTOCK - DICK NOEL - GORDON DRAKE - ERNIE ENGLAND & MORE

21 AUTOGRAPHS

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MAJORITY OF AUTOGRAPHS

ARE FROM BOYD RAEBURNS BAND MEMBERS

Albert Boyd Raeburn (October 27, 1913 – August 2, 1966) was an American jazz bandleader and bass saxophonist .

Boyd Raeburn was born in Faith, South Dakota , and became one of the greatest and least-known of jazz bandleaders during the 1940s. To modern ears his music sounds completely acceptable, not much more difficult to comprehend than the music of such better known leaders as Stan Kenton or Dizzy Gillespie, but without the support of a major record label or radio sponsor his band floundered for years, often going bankrupt only to reappear a few months later with new personnel.

Like the contemporaneous band of clarinetist Woody Herman, the Raeburn orchestra evolved from its simpler, more commercial beginnings to far more advanced and complex charts during the union-imposed recording ban that took effect in October 1942 and lasted about a year and a half. The “new” Raeburn band debuted at the Arcadia Ballroom in November 1942 with arrangements by two African-American writers from Earl Hines’ band, Budd Johnson and Jerry Valentine.
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