[Dixielandjazz] Re: Purple Pyramids (was from WWL -Vintage Jazz
bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Tue Jun 14 16:54:56 PDT 2005
The best I can come up with is that Jerry Gray (Graziano) and his orch
recorded "Purple Pyramids" for Standard Transcriptions in the late 1940s -
Violinist Jerry Gray, as you know, was a great arranger and the author of
"String Of Pearls" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000", among others.
Came to prominence with Artie Shaw in the late 30s ("Begin The Beguine") and
then Glenn Miller. Worked with Ray McKinley after Miller's disappearance.
In 1951-52 played popular Club 15 radio show. Could this be the one you used
to listen to?
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