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The Palomar

The Palomar

Remembering the big bands, the Swing Era....
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Tommy Dorsey: The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing

02/22/12
by George Spink'I'm Getting Sentimental Over You' Theme Songby Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

Institutions, Insanity, or Death

02/13/12
Whitney Houston 1963-2012 - Age 48nbsp'God Bless the Child' - Billie HolidaynbspBillie Holiday 1915-1959 - Age 44nbspHow many ...

Etta James (Jan. 25, 1938 - Jan. 20, 2012)

01/20/12
by George SpinkThe music world is mourning the passing of Etta James, who died today in Riverside, CA at the age of 73. In her later ...

Big Band Theory

01/04/12
Theres a Big Bang theory that has to do with the origin and evolution of our universe and a TV sitcom.Then theres a Big Band theory that ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

12/16/11
A Charlie Brown Christmas - The Vince Guaraldi TrioOn behalf of the members of The Palomar, I wish each and everyone of you a Merry ...

Remember Our Veterans on Nov. 11

11/11/11
When I attended St. Leonard's grammar school in Berwyn, Illinois during the late 1940's and early 1950's, our nuns taught us to remember ...

Beryl Davis (March 16, 1924 - October 28, 2011)

11/01/11
Moderator's Note Our big band friend, Robert Robb, sent the following obituary information about the late Beryl Davis. -- George ...

Injun Summer

10/29/11
Indian SummerGlenn Miller with Ray EberleIndian Summer is a very special time. Many states in the Midwest, on the East Coast, and ...

The Nicholas Brothers

09/04/11
by George SpinkDuring the mid-1970's, Chicago's Biograph Theater showed a week-long festival of 20th Century Fox musicals, including the ...

Benny Carter

08/14/11
by George SpinkBenny Carter died in Los Angeles on July 12, 2003. He would have turned 96 the following month. For seven decades, he was ...

A Deck of Cards

08/06/11
by George SpinkMy parents, aunts and uncles, and neighbors spent many evenings in the 1940's and 1950's playing cards, often five-card ...

Street Scene

08/01/11
Alfred NewmanStreet SceneComposed in 1931 by Alfred Newman for the film Street Scene.This is a movie score that has intrigued me for a long ...