Kay Kyser’s big band will be featured during the May Big Band Echoes program presented on Friday May 17 at the Cottonwood Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. and hosted by former radio personality Jim Ahlstrom of Cottonwood.
In additi0n to several oldies by Kyser, other artists to be heard include Clyde McCoy, Les Paul Artie Shaw, Herbie Fields and Buddy Morrow. Morrow’s radio remote on the Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands radio show of Nov. 16, 1946 will also be featured.
Triple plays will feature vocalist Sue Raney and the Big Band sound of Si Zentner. Female singers from the 1940’s will spotlight Anita O’Day, June Christy, Helen Forrest, Helen O’Connell and Peggy Lee.
Other artists to be heard include Perry Como, Louis Jordan, Dick Jurgens, Lawrence Welk, The Ink Spots, Al Dexter and Glenn Miller.