Best Big Band
On this page you will find
blogs on the Big Bands and on everything musical from the 1930's and 1940's. If you are a fan of any
blog of this nature that you feel should be included on this page, then please email us the
link. Our staff will investigate making sure it is appropriate before including
Richard Grudens' Big Band
One of the the first and original Big Band blogs that
keeps you up to date regarding everything Big Band. Richard has also
authored more books on The Big Bands than anyone else!
Here's Richard along with a photo of himself with Bob
Here is a program we produced on 6/7/12 that
runs just over 2 hours that covers most of Richard Gruden's books. It not only features most of
his big band accomplishments but
also a lot of the music we love. Enjoy listening to this special programming while exploring his blog and
Richard Grudens worked his way up from a studio page at NBC studios
in New York to writing for the news shows of H.V. Kaltenborn, John Cameron Swayze, News of the World, and the
"Today" show. Feature writing for Long Island P.M. Magazine led him to
his first book "The Best Damn Trumpet Player - Memories of the Big Band Era. For more info about his personal
incite on The Big Bands, all of his Big Band books including his Big Band celebrity
interviews, more than anyone else.
Enjoy his website: RichardGrudens.com
And Richard Gruden's Big Band
Bill Cwiklo's Blogs
Photo by John
Bill Cwiklo is the author of the blog entries on
Russ Columbo and Carole Lombard. Born in Wisconsin and educated at Georgetown University, the University of Dijon,
France and at American University, Bill is now a consultant in the area of complex litigation and information
management systems. His interest in popular music and film started as a child. His parents gave him a radio and a
late night Canadian radio station woke him up to the then under appreciated beauty of pre-rock popular music. His
mother, a stalwart Russ Columbo fan, brought the tragedy of this great artist to his attention. His research on Mr.
Columbo's life and work as well as his interest in cinema have been avid interests ever since.
Cwiklo's blogs are very
detailed as he uses movies and everything else at his disposal to
make his points. Enjoy two very entertaining and uniquely fact filled blogs involving two of the biggest stars to
ever come out of Hollywood...
Russ Columbo & Carole Lombard
Click the pic of the blog you want to