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Down Beat Jazz Magazine


What "Variety" is to movies and the theater "Down Beat" was to Jazz. The periodical was published in Chicago and was filled with all the industry news as well as a comprehensive list of where the bands were playing, classified ads, and a feisty letters to the editor column called "Gutbucket Drippin's." The 24 page newspaper began publishing in 1934. It came out on the first and fifteenth of every month. We have a small selection of issues from 1942 to 1944. In spite of the fact that World War II was in full force there were a surprising number of musical performances to entertain those supporting the war effort at home. Also included were the names of musicians called up for active service. All of the issues are in fairly decent condition. $25.00 each

May 15, 1942 (Vol. 9, No. 10) Cover: Betty Martin. Articles: Artie Shaw, Anita Boyer, Jerry Wald, Tommy Dorsey, Alvino Rey, Glen Gray's Casa Loma, Hal McIntyre. (Stock number 003DB4205b)

June 15, 1942 (Vol. 9, No. 12) Cover: Amy Arnell. Articles: Bunny Berigan, Janet Blair, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddy Duchin, Django Reinhardt, The Four Teens, Jerry Wald. (Stock number 003DB4206b) SOLD

August 1, 1942 (Vol. 9, No. 15) Cover: Connie Haines. Articles: Frankie Carle, Louis Armstrong, Cy Shribman, Ray Scott, Richard Rogers and Hart, Benny Goodman, Merry Eilers. (Stock number 003DB4208a)

August 15 1942 (Vol. 9, No. 16 Cover: Bill Blair Articles: Cy Shribman, Casa Manana, Paul Wimbish, Ray Scott, Mel Powell, Billy Taylor, Cozy Cole, Judy Starr, Teddy Powell, Joe Glaser. Ray Eberle, Doris Ryan, Frank Sinatra. (Stock number 003DB4208b) SOLD

October 15, 1942 (Vol. 9, No. 20) Cover: Johnny Richards & Pat Kaye. Articles: Gas rationing and a freeze on rail travel close the road to band travel, Jimmy Dorsey, Snub Mosely, Claude Thornhill, Harry James, Arturo Toscanini, Glen Miller, Georgia Gibbs. (Stock number 003DB4210b)

January 1, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 1) Cover: Del Courtney and Mary Jane Dodd. Articles: Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Jan Savitt, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Blue Drake, Ray Noble, Ray McKinley. (Stock number 003DB4301a) SOLD

April 1, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 7) Cover: Gracie Barrie. Articles: Paul Whiteman, Claude Hopkins, Betty Rann, Kay Kayser, Jerry Wald, Kenny Sargent, Artur Rodzinski, Sonny Burke, Dave Jacobs, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman. Right corner missing. (Stock number 003DB4304a)

June 1, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 11) Cover: Eugenie Baird. Articles: Rudy Vallee, Tiny Hill, Duke Daly, Duke Ellington, Hal McIntyre, Pee Wee Monte, Pee Wee Irwin. (Stock number 003DB4306a)

June 15, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 12) Cover: Vaughn Monroe and Candy. Articles: Joe Harris, Ralph Muzzillo, Allan Reuss, Dick Gabbe, Gracie Barrie, Helen O'Connell, Dick Haymes, Harry James, Virginia Maxey, Bob Allen, Will Osborne, Charlie Spivak, Anita O'Day, Bobby Sherwood, Charles Trent, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman. (Stock number 003DB4306b)

July 1, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 13) Cover: Jean Dean. Articles: Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, E'lane, Milt Ebbins, Count Basie, Gene Krupa, Art Hodes, Wilford "Min" Leibrook, Manny Strand, Bix Beiderbecke, Eddy Duchin. (Stock number 003DB4307a)

July 15, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 14) Cover: Kay Starr and Joe Venuti. Articles: James C. Petrillo, Bing Crosby, Tommy Pederson, Roy Eldridge, Hal McIntyre, Art Hodes, Jerry Wald, Bobby Sherwood, Xavier Cugat III. (Stock number 003DB4307b)

August 1, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 15) Cover: Nan Wynn. Articles: Raymond Scott, Ted Fio Rito, Johnny Long, Jerry Wald, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Phil Napoleon, Ben Pollack, Gene Krupa, John Pateakos, Chico Marx. (Stock number 003DB4308a)

November 1, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 21) Cover: Lynn Gardner. Articles: Charlie Spivak, Irene Daye, Vaughn Monroe, Charlie Barnet, Freddie Slack, Gloria Van, Louis Armstrong, Jan Savitt, Helen Forrest, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne. (Stock number 003DB4311a)

January 1, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 1) Cover: Johnny Long and Patti Dugan. Articles: 1943 All-American Swing Band, Freddie Slack, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Shep Fields, Hal McIntyre, Karl George, Lionel Hampton, Clarence Hutchenrider, Tony Briglia, Glen Gray, Bob Anthony, Tommy Morgan, Ray Eldridge, John Kirby, Jo Stafford, Ziggy Elman, Bobby Hackett. (Stock number 003DB4401a)

June 1, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 11) Cover: Betty Hutton. Articles: Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa & Carol Bruce, Charlie Vinal, Hank Biagini, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Judy Garland, Leonard Vannerson, Tab Smith, Tommy Dorsey Jack Robbins. (Stock number 003DB4406a)

June 15, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 12) Cover: Donna Dae. Articles: Jack Jenney, Boyd Raeburn, George Paxton, Glenn Miller, Jack Robbins, Don Redman, Dolly Mitchell, Teddy Wilson, Mildred Bailey, Leonard Sues, Gene Krupa. (Stock number 003DB4406b)

August 1, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 12) Cover: Bob Weitman and Charlie Spivak. Articles: Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan, Horace Henderson, Bon Bon Tunnel, Boyd Raeburn, Helen Forrest, Fred Waring, Duke Ellington, Helen Ward, Lois Bannerman, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Juan Tizol, Sam Donahue, Peggy Mann, Betty Bradley, Bob Chester. (Stock number 003DB4408a)


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