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Babs Gonzales

A restricted but enthusiastic singer, Babs Gonzales did what he could to popularize bop. He previously short stints with Charlie Barnet and Lionel Hampton, and led his personal group (Three Bips & a Bop) during 1946-1949. They documented 24 figures during 1947-1949, like the first edition of “Oop-Pop-A-Da” and such …

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Jerry Wald

b. 15 January 1919, Newark, NJ, USA, d. Sept 1973, NEVADA, Nevada, USA. Clarinettist Wald shaped his dance music group in 1941 in NEW YORK, NY, USA. The line-up included Larry Elgart, Bob Dukoff, Les Robinson, Artwork Ryerson and Sid Weiss, with arrangers Ray Conniff and Jerry Grey. An early …

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