Why the Brunswick Method of Reproduction Insures a Superior Phonograph.
Roy DeCarava (1919 – 2009) was an American artist. He took up photography in the late 1940s; he became one of the most important photographers by chronicling the lives of ordinary people and jazz giants.
His goal, as he said, was “a creative expression, the kind of penetrating insight and understanding of Negroes which I believe only a Negro photographer can interpret.”
Red Norvo born Kenneth Norville (1908 –1999) was a jazz xylophonist and vibraphonist. He was married to Mildred Bailey and they were called “Mr. and Mrs Swing”.
He started his career with the band “The Collegians” then he played with the bands of Whiteman in the early 30’s, Goodman and many others.
In the 50’s, Norvo put together an unusual trio with guitarist Tal Farlow (later Jimmy Raney) and bassist Charles Mingus (later Red Mitchell).
Mildred Rinker Bailey (1907-1951) was an American Jazz singer known as Mrs. Swing for her influential way to sing.
She began performing at early age, playing piano and singing in movie theaters during the 1920s. She had a sweet and soft voice. With her husband Red Norvo, they were named “Mr. and Mrs. Swing”.
Nina Leen (1909 – 1995) was a Russian photographer. She grow up in Germany, Switzerland and Italy and she is considered a pioneering jazz and fashion photographer.
Eddie South (1904-1962) was an American violinist. He began his career in the 1920’s working in such Chicago bands as Jimmy Wade’s Syncopators, the Charlie Elgar Band, and Erskine Tate.
He was impressed by Gipsy melodies and used these in his jazz improvisations.
He worked with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
Original vintage advertisement with caricature and autograph of Maurice Chevalier.
Maurice Auguste Chevalier (1888-1972) was a French actor and singer. He became a star of musical comedy between 20’s and 30’s.