Ted Weems & His Orchestra - Sophmore Prom

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Weems (né Wemyes) (1901-1963) learned to play the violin and trombone. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his brother Art organized a small dance band. Going professional in 1923, Weems toured for several years. Somebody Stole My Gal became the band's first #1 hit in early 1924.
Weems moved to Chicago with his band around 1928. The Ted Weems Orchestra had more chart success in 1929 with the novelty song "Piccolo Pete", and the #1 hit The Man from the South. The band gained popularity in the 1930s, making regular radio broadcasts. His band gave singer Perry Como his first national exposure. During World War II, Ted Weems enlisted in the United States Merchant Marine. This excellent record was made in 1929. Vocal by a trio including Thomas Parker Gibbs, Art Jarrett and Country Washburn.

5 commentaires

Darn, I have to go to work nevertheless :-(
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
No classes tomorrow!
Par Boston Blackie il y a 5 ans
Patrick,
This was great!
Par Ginny Karyn (gigi129) il y a 5 ans
Fred, in my opinion Weems was one of the top orchestras.
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
Ted Weems always led excellent bands right through the swing era.
Par phred001 il y a 5 ans