Bob Chester

Bob Chester

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bob Chester (died 1977) was an American jazz and pop music bandleader and tenor saxophonist. Chester's stepfather ran General Motors's Fisher Body Works. He began his career as a sideman under Irving Aaronson, Ben Bernie, and Ben Pollack. He formed his own group in Detroit in 1939, with a Glenn Miller-influenced sound. This band was unsuccessful in local engagements and quickly dissolved. He then put together a new band on the East Coast under the direction of Tommy Dorsey and with arrangements by David Rose. This ensemble fared much better, recording for Bluebird Records. Chester's group, billed "The New Sensation of the Nation," had its own radio show on CBS briefly in the fall of 1939. The fifteen-minute program aired from the Hotel van Cleve in Dayton, Ohio late on Thursday nights (actually 12:30 am Friday morning, Eastern Time); the September 21, 1939 edition can be heard on the famous One Day In Radio tapes, archived by Washington D.C. station WJSV.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135801732
  • 9786135801736