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Gus Wildi's Bebopping Jazz Baby: Bethlehem Records

Fred Dellar, Rock's Backpages, March 2009

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1953. American TV companies were gearing up for
the first programmes in colour, Playboy was cock-a-hoop about featuring
Marilyn Monroe on the cover and in the centrefold of its first issue.......and
in a New York studio, trumpeter and vocalist Jim Bright, together with
vocalist Beaulah Swan and a band headed by ex-Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy
Lunceford arranger Sy Oliver, was cutting a single at Bethlehem Record's
first recording session.

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