Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Band Leaders.

Band Leaders was a Celebrity/Fan magazine about 1940's bands and vocalists. The Library of Congress says it was published by the Comic Corporation of America, as ALL-AMERICAN BAND LEADERS, 1942-May 1943, and as BAND LEADERS, Aug 1943-June 1946.

Band Leaders 1945-05
"The Voice" Frank Sinatra sings "I Can't Forget".

Band Leaders 1945-11
Harry James with his trademark. Also, Van Johnson, Vaughan Monroe, and Sonny Dunham.

Band Leaders 1946-01
Portrait of Benny Goodman, with his clarinet. Feauring: Bing Crosby, Louis Prima, Charlie Spivak, Georgia Gibbs, Stan Kenton, Kay Kyser, Mary Lou Williams and Buddy Rich.

Band Leaders 1946-03
Portrait of Vaughn Monroe. Also: Benny Goodman (B. G.), Doris Day, Frankie Carle, and Bob Eberly.

Band Leaders 1946-04
Trombonist reaches for the sky in a musical high point, while two teenagers dance with legs swinging out. Content: Les Brown, Perry Como, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, Axel Stordahl, Georgie Auld, the Andrews Sisters, Evelyn Knight, Jack Owens, Les Paul and Dick Todd.

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