Thursday, September 22, 2011

Les Brown and his Band of Renown

If you're going to listen to a band, would you not choose a band of renown?

John Anderson writing for the Charlotte Observer has the story of Waxhaw resident Ken Dutton, who toured with Les Brown and His Band of Renown from 1936-1941. The Band of Renown even has some CDs available at Amazon.

The "Live at the Palladium" show, unfortunately, was taped in 1953 so it was performed long after Ken Dutton left the band. It'd be neat to dig up recordings from the time he was in the renowned band. I'm not sure if there's any circulating

I wanted to highlight this week's ago, but what can I say? I've been busy.

Read the whole thing.

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