Jack Craig – The Story of Swing “Big Bands: 1934-1936
From 1910 into the 1950’s, dance bands left an amazing footprint on American culture. During the ‘swing era’, band leaders developed their own theme or signature songs, and singers emerged as superstars. This program covers the middle of the 1930’s with big name band leaders emerging. Some of the featured performers in this program are Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ina Ray Hutton, The Dorseys, Dick Haymes, Louis Prima, Bob Eberly, and Helen Ward.