American Dance Orchestras of the 1930s #1

The Sundodgers, late '30s

Thanks to blog patron Ken Klein for this photo of the band performing in San Antonio. That's his father Jimmie Klein on clarinet. According to Ken, Harry James got his start playing with this combo, and they once performed with Jack Teagarden. Not too shabby.

1 comment:

Regina said...

Wow! That's my Grandpa! I don't think I have ever seen this photo! I just shared the pic and stories about him with my three sons! Love and thanks to Ken for the tears of joy and the trip down memory lane!