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September 09, 2007


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John Salmon

Jimmie Lunceford!

I had never heard any Lunceford till a track or two showed up on XM radio via Direct TV a few months back. That band, at least from what I heard, was a more than worthy competitor to Basie for swingiest band of its era. What happened to him?

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