Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vintage Downbeats # 3


This issue of Down Beat from April 8, 1953, features Stan Kenton. I’m not sure who the singer replacing June Christy is, but my first guess is Chris Connor (?)
Can anyone set the record straight?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Definitely February 11, 1953 was the first recording date of Chris Connor with Stan Kenton. It should be her on the photo although June Christy came back to the band for the European tour starting August 22, 1953. Kenton's record company forced him to bring JC to Europe - and the promoter for The tour Harold Davison as well.