Joe Bucci Born: August 9th, 1927 Passed: September 30th, 2008 Wild About Basie! He achieved great admiration and respect as one of the greatest jazz organist. Here's what Capitol Records had to say about Joe Bucci on his album, "Wild About Basie!";
Occupies that nether world between the worst jazz and the best elevator music, this is canned music for canned music afficionados y afficionadas. Best listened to while shopping for perfume at MACY*s, circa 1961.
Gloria Wood (September 8, 1923 – March 4, 1995) sang with band leader Kay Kyser in the 1940s, known chiefly for her vocal on 1948's The Woody Woodpecker Song. 1953's Hey Bellboy was one of her most popular songs on Capitol selling a million copies.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1909, trumpet player Jonah Jones turned professional at the age of 17. After working in many bands, he formed his own quartet in 1955. He made a string of successful albums with Capitol in the late fifties. After that he rarely recorded again, but continued playing until his death in 2000.
Freeman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1935 he began playing in local Cleveland area nightclubs, and also formed a classical music trio for local social functions with his father and his sister Evelyn. Around 1939, he and Evelyn formed a new band, The Evelyn Freeman Swing Band, with fellow teenagers from Cleveland Central High School.