King, Leonard 1970-01-15

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Leonard King reviews his career as a musician and the musical careers of other family members. He also plays many of the Big Band hits of the 1920s and 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Leonard King

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 15, 1970

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Musical background, James King, grandfather, Was bugler for General Custer, Discusses his father, James E. King, His father’s brothers’ musical careers and promotion, Discusses his own brothers and their musical careers, Orchestras of 1920s, Herman Waldman’s music, Songs of 1920s, "Up a Lazy River", "Sugar Blues", Tommy Dorsey’s theme song, Glenn Miller’s theme song, Most popular hits of the 1930s, "Josephine" by Wayne King, "Stomping at the Savoy" by Benny Goodman, Describes battle dances of 1920s, Continues with hits of the 1920s and 1930s.

Tape 1, Side 2: King comments on and plays the "new style" of music.

Range Dates: 1920-1970

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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