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Ben Pollack June 22, — June 7, was an American drummer and bandleader from the mids through the swing era. This ability earned him the nickname the "Father of Swing".
Ben Pollack was born in Chicago, Illinois, in He played drums in school and formed groups on the side, performing professionally in his teens.
Pollack formed his own band in Combining Pollack's regular recordings with these side groups made Pollack's one of the more prolific bands of the s and s. Pollack's band played in Chicago and moved to New York City around the fall ofhaving obtained McPartland and Teagarden around that time.
This outfit enjoyed immense success, playing for Broadway shows and winning an exclusive engagement at the Park Central Hotel. Pollack's band was involved in extensive recording activity at that time, using a variety of pseudonyms in the studios. The orchestra also made a Vitaphone short subject sound film. Pollack, in the meantime, had fancied himself as more of a bandleader-singer type instead of a drummer.
To this end, he signed Ray Bauduc to handle the drumming chores. Benny Goodman and Jimmy McPartland left the band in the From Now On - Ben Pollack And His Orchestra - Ben Pollack And His Orchestra 1928-1929 of Soulcraft - Slim Lightfoot - Soulcraft Miller was also signed as a tenor saxophonist in The band broke up in Many of its members soon formed a group led by Bob Crosbybrother of Bing Crosby.
Pollack reformed his band with Harry James and Irving Fazola. With James he wrote the hit "Peckin'". In the early s, he organized a band led by comedian Chico Marx. Pollack and Doris Robbins, who had no children, were divorced in The band's trombonist George Brunies is also credited as a composer. The song was also recorded by Anne Murray and B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source.
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