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Craigs Big Bands and Big Names — Vintage reviews from the 40's, 50's and 60's on Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Tony Bennet, the Andrews Sisters, Perry Como, the swing era bands and many more are seen here for the first time since they were published half a century ago.

Henry "Red" Allen Jr. Trumpet player, the leader of the Allen Brass Band of Algiers, Louisiana.
The Andrew Sisters America's war time swingin' sweethearts.
Louis Armstrong It wouldn't have been the 20th Century without experiencing Satchmo!
Fred Astaire No one had the style & grace during the mid-century as Fred had.
Count Basie The site or the Basie Ghost Orchestra.
Les Baxter The leading figure in the history of exotica.
Tony Bennett Tony Bennett the classic singer who still entertains today.
Sam Butera His performances with Prima and Keely Smith broke attendance records in every lounge and showroom in the country.
Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy write may of the finest big band tunes ever heard.
Cab Calloway Official Hompage for the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
Charlie Christian The legend of Jazz & Swing Guitar.
Nat King Cole What can you say, but..."Legend!".
Bing Crosby The voice of the century.
Sammy Davis Jr. The Swinginest man ever known.
Jimmy Dorsey Set the tone for the 30's swing scene.
Tommy Dorsey The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing.
Lionel Hampton Fan site from the Netherlands pays a honorable tribute to Hamp!
Gene Krupa Oh, that drummer man!
Dean Martin The most entertaining Rat-Packer.
Glenn Miller Orchestra One of the greatest bands of all time.
Django Reinhardt The originator of guitar based swing.
Raymond Scott You've heard him in Bugs Bunny cartoons, now check out the man behind the music.
Artie Shaw Shaw led one of the greatest Big Bands ever.  To miss his history is to miss the man who put the power into Big Band.
Frank Sinatra The best representation that we could find about Frank is Blue-Eyes.com.

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