The Foote Files: Sing Sing Sing With Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded the song in Hollywood on July 6, 1937 and this version is heard frequently on SIRIUS XM 73 “40s Junction.”
The Foote Files: Blues In The NightThere were six recordings of this song charted by such successful artists as Woody Herman, Dinah Shore, Jimmie Lunceford, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw and Rosemary Clooney.
The Foote Files: Billie HolidayOur twin spins will return on Thursday, but today we feature the queen of jazz from the 1930s-1950s: Billie Holiday.
The Foote Files: Benny Goodman With Helen ForrestToday’s song is nearly 80 years old but still as wonderful today as it was when it was originally released.
The Foote Files: The Most Famous Highway In American HistoryYou may be thinking a blog about a highway is a bit of a departure from the normal Foote Files. But not really!
The Foote Files: Illinois JacquetJean-Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist best known for his performance of “Flying Home” along with Lionel Hampton and his band.
The Foote Files: Erskine HawkinsErskine Hawkins (born July 26, 1914 and died November 11, 1993) was an American trumpeter and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama.
The Foote Files: Happy Birthday Doris DayDoris Day is one of the most talented actors and singers of all time, and a well-known animal welfare activist. Our blog today celebrates her 97th birthday that took place Wednesday.
The Foote Files: Count Basie With April In ParisCount Basie (born William James Basie on August 21, 1904 and passed away on April 26, 1984) was a prolific jazz pianist/organist and bandleader/composer for sixty years going back to 1924.
The Foote Files: Benny Goodman & His OrchestraBenny Goodman is recognized today as one of the most outstanding musicians and band leaders of the big band era of late 1930s and 1940s.
The Foote Files: People Like You And MeIn 1942, the 20th Century Fox Film studio released a theatrical movie called "Orchestra Wives", it was the last film to feature The Glenn Miller Orchestra.