Born in Alameda, California, Heidt attended Culver Academies. From 1932 to 1953, he was one of the more popular radio bandleaders, heard on both NBC and CBS in a variety of different formats over the years. He began on the NBC Blue Network in 1932 with Shell Oil's Ship of Joy and Answers by the Dancers.
Jack Purvis (December 11, 1906 – March 30, 1962) was an American jazz musician. Purvis was best known as a trumpet player and the composer of Dismal Dan and Down Georgia Way. He was one of the earliest trumpeters to incorporate the innovations pioneered by Louis Armstrong in the late 1920s.He also played trombone and on occasion a number of other instruments professionally (including harp).
Red McKenzie (William McKenzie) (October 14, 1899, St. Louis, Missouri - February 7, 1948, New York City) was an American jazz musician. He was the best-known, and one of the only, comb players in jazz history.
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Connee Boswell Background information
Birth name Constance Foore Boswell
Born December 3, 1907
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died October 11, 1976 (aged 68)
Eddy Duchin (b. Edwin Frank Duchin, April 1, 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts - d. February 9, 1951, New York City) was an American popular pianist and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s. He formed his own orchestra 1931. At the begining of WW II he modernised the band to respond to e.