Bing Crosby & his start with a Model T

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Bing Crosby & his start with a Model T

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Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 am

Neat stuff. Most folks miss the irony in the fact that the band leader billed as the King of Jazz was a white man whose name literally was White man. The heart of jazz being improvisation, I would say the real king of jazz in the twenties was Louis Armstrong. I don't know if he ever rode or drove a Model T, but it wouldn't surprise me if he did.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:26 pm

Well, the TIRES on that Cord are sure Jazzy! Paul Whiteman must have had some good instincts about the music of his era, his was one of the most recorded or listened to orchestras in the country in the late '20s and '30s. However, for some of the best and/or hottest jazz of the day, one cannot hardly beat the Hot Five's or Hot Seven's featuring leader Louis Armstrong! He and his horn was fantastic! I need to find my cassette tape and put it back into the car.

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Post by kmatt » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:12 pm

Watch Part 3 on Bing Crosby for a 1930 drive from LA to the Hollywood pictures studios. A lot of Model A's and not to many Model T's but a good look at LA in 1930. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zzT5RfPI0w


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Post by samuel pine » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:30 am

My grandfather played a cornet for Paul Whiteman all through those years..along with being a forman at the
Famous Glenwood Stove, later Glenwood Range Taunton Mass.....


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Re: Bing Crosby & his start with a Model T

Post by Moxie26 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:18 pm

Vogue Tires is stil in business... now spelled Vogue Tyres

https://www.voguetyre.com/.


Paul Whiteman is with a L-29 Cord front wheel drive car. All L-29 chassis were used from 1929 to 1934, I believe.

Straight 8 cylinder Lycoming engine, Cord made complete cars and also supplied chassis to custom body manufacturers

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