Unformatted text preview: • Band members included o Bing Crosby, Bix Beiderbecke, Mildred, Bailey, Red Norvo, Frankie Trumbauer. Bing Crosby (1903 – 1977) – singer-liked to drink a lot and got in trouble a lot. Involved in the mafia and such. Fired by Paul Whiteman and finally cleaned up his act. • Born in Tacoma, Washington • Most influential and popular early jazz singer • Transition figure • Paul Whiteman (1926 – 1930) o Rhythm boys “ Mississippi Mud ” – 6/10/1927 “Paul Whiteman was known as the “king of jazz”, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity.” – Duke Ellington Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra • Tribute to Paul Whiteman -...
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- Spring '07
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