Billy Ternent in Chicago - between 1935 and 1936
I got to know [Fletcher] Henderson in the 1935-36 period, when I was the arranger for Jack Hylton. We were appearing in Chicago, and I met F.H. through Benny Goodman, for whom Smack [Henderson] made so many arrangements.
Every night after I finished at the Gold Coast Room of the famous Drake Hotel, I used to call for Goodman, and we all proceeded to the Grand Terrace Ballroom, where Henderson was appearing with his band.
For me, the first hearing of Smack's band was a thrill I shall remember for as long as I live. The jump that this band had was … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 218. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435159657460 accessed: 7 July, 2022
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|Jazz band music||performed by Buster Bailey, Roy Eldridge, Chu Berry, Fletcher Henderson|
|Date/Time||between 1935 and 1936|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|