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Big Bands of Yesteryear
"This quiz is for those who remember and appreciate the Big Band era of the 20s, 30s and 40s."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This band from the flapper era was led by Rudy Vallee, who often sang through a megaphone. Their signature tune was "Vagabond Lover". What was the band called?
The Connecticut Yankees
The City Slickers
The Bob Cats
"Rippling Rythms" was what this band played. In fact, that was the name of their theme song. Another hit was "Ritual Fire Dance". Name their leader.
This band was known for loud, raucous send ups of popular songs of its day, with music punctuated by cowbells, gun shots, bicycle horns, screams, etc. Spike Jones was its leader. What was its name?
The Free Birds
The Corn Huskers
The City Slickers
This band was known as the "Band of Renown" and appeared on virtually every Bob Hope television show and USO tour. Whose band am I talking about?
Woody Herman's band, remembered for their big hit, "Woodchopper's Ball" was often referred to by what name?
The Music Barons
The Glen Gray orchestra was a jazz band, heard on many a radio broadcast in the 1930s. The band was referred to by what name?
The Casa Loma Orchestra
The California Boys
The Velvet Sound
The Society Orchestra
"The Bob Cats" played dixie land style. One of their hits was "Rampart Steet Parade". Their leader had a voice very similar to his brother Bing's. Who was he?
This leader called his music and band "The Wall of Sound". He was a pianist and composer. One of the bands early hits was "Eager Beaver". Who was he?
Perhaps this orchestra's most notable feature was the fact that they were all girls. They appeared on numerous radio broadcasts during the 1930s and 1940s. Who was their leader?
This band was simply known by its leader's name. Possibly the most famous of the big bands, they play the same music today as they did when their leader disappeared over the English Channel during World War II. Who was this band leader?
This band, led by Guy Lombardo, was a long time fixture of New Year's eve broadcasts and would break into "Auld Lang Syne" promptly at midnight. What was this band called?
The High Hats
The Maple Leafs
The Royal Canadians
This band had a huge hit, "Nola" in the 1920s. Its leader was featured on the piano. Who am I talking about?
This band leader was arguably the best trumpet player of the 1940s swing era. He dubbed for Kirk Douglas in the movie "Young Man with a Horn." Who am I talking about?
This band was one of the most popular of the 1920's. It's leader was called the "King of Jazz" by the press. "Rhapsody in Blue" was one of their recordings which has often been copied but never duplicated. Who am I talking about?
This band was also known by its leader's name. He has been called "the finest jazz clarinetist in music". "Begin the Beguine" is its signature song. It was one of the most popular bands of the late 30s and 40s. Who directed this band?
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Compiled Sep 03 12