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Orrin Tucker, legendary bandleader from 1933 to the 1990s, produced more than 70 recordings (several of them selling over a million copies) and was a big fan of Claude Lakey!

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Tucker's band was known for playing what was often called "sweet" jazz, a more relaxed style of swing that was somewhat less complex than the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and other contemporaries. His most successful hit was the 1939 recording of the 1917 song “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!,” featuring the singer Wee Bonnie Baker.

Orrin Tucker died in 2011 at the age of 100.

LETTER:

Orrin Tucker’s Stardust Ballroom & Movie Arcade
2/8/79
Claude!
My new tenor mouthpiece makes playing fun again.
Many thanks,
Orrin Tucker

NOTE:

Claude
Your generous help was appreciated.
If the attached endorsement is of any value please use it.
Thanks Thanks
Orrin

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