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Walter Brennan and Wurlitzer jukebox

The 1930s and 1940s saw the popularity and pervasity of music increase dramatically. Radio, jukeboxes and live bands were everywhere, allowing the masses to dance, hop and jive at all times.

Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Cole Porter, Cab Calloway - the list goes on and on. Whether delivered over a wooden "tube" radio such as a sleek deco-styled Philco, or a majestic Wurlitzer post-war "bubbler", the sounds of the leading big bands and crooners could be heard everywhere.

Rock 'n Roll was still just a figment of Elvis's baby thighs ...

If you are interested in the big band/jazz music, then I recommend that you look no further than the Big Band Trio. These guys bring it all alive and make it real. Visit their web site, learn more about them and support them with a CD purchase!

The Big Band Trio and Jumpin' Jive Orchestra (photo: Visions West)

Better still, go see these cats live. They hang out on the west coast but sometimes venture east if the gig is right.

Last updated: May 5, 2005

© Terry Cumming, 2000-2005