Interview: Van Alexander (Part 2) - JazzWax

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May 03, 2012

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MikeUkranski

Possibly "A-Tisket A-Tasket" spawned similarly structured songs like "The Chestnut Tree" (1939, Glenn Miller) or "Three Little Fishes" (1939, also Glenn Miller).
Great listening also here:

http://soundcloud.com/vanalexander/lets-get-together-van

On Van Alexander's website interested readers like me can find another highly insightful interview:

http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/van-alexander

Regards, Mike

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