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Johnny Bothwell

Alto sax, bandleader. Johnny Bothwell strolled from the music business by the end from the ’40s, after having been pretty effective both as a new player and bandleader. He relocated from Chicago to NY in 1940, documenting in the beginning with Woody Herman and Sonny Dunham. Bothwell was the main soloist with Boyd Raeburn for some time, then used Gene Krupa. From then on he going his own organizations from 1945-1949 in Chicago, New Britain and NY, then relocated to Miami upon giving up playing in 1949.

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