Lucky Millinder in Florida - 1946

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 90-92:

Lucky Millinder is a big name in the music business in 1946. And one day he and his big band happen to blow into Orlando for a gig. Some cat suggests that I go over and audition for him. Baby, I'm ready. I've been listening to Lucky for years, and I like his sound. His band's got a real snap. I also like Sister Rosetta Tharpe who's singing with him back then. "That's All," I remember, is a smash hit. I decide to give it a shot… It's my first attempt to go with a national outfit, and I'm pretty confident… After all, everyone's been telling me how good I am… I go over to the club. …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 90-92. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427460856045 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: Florida

Listeners

Lucky Millinder
Bandleader
1910-1966

Listening to

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Big Band
written by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Tommy Dorsey

Experience Information

Date/Time 1946
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:54:16 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:12 +0100