[Dixielandjazz] Guy Lombardo, a hip 1930s band. - was The Chicken Song

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 18 06:18:02 PDT 2005

chaz_2053 at comcast.net (the senile senior in Illinois) wrote
> Thank each of you for giving me the clues as to where to find this song.  To
> one special person, who sent me a copy, I especially thank you.  Although not
> in vogue for a long time, Lombardo and his group, along with Paul Whitemen and
> others cut quite a groove for themselves in the mid-portion of the last
> century.  I love their music, because of the talent of their regulars, who you
> could understand what they were saying in song.
> It is still difficult for me to visualize Guy Lombardo competing in speed boat
> races.  Gee, that makes my mind boggle.

It is well to remember Guy Lombardo's band of that era. Louis Armstrong was
very much enamoured of that band's sound and arrangements. In fact, If one
listens to Louis fronting of "his" big bands during the 1930's, the Lombardo
influence is readily apparent.

Guy Lombardo, and Louis Prima. Two jazzy Italians who decided to make lots
of money in the music business also.

I once saw Lombardo racing that boat off Jones Beach (Long Island). He was a
gutsy guy.

Steve Barbone

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