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Kay Kyser and his Big Band – 1942

Kay Kyser was a hugely popular big band leader before Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman or Tommy Dorsey. Circa 1941-1943 Big Bands at a USO show at Stockton California Air Field. During WWll this air field was home to the Westcoast Army Air Corp Training Center.

Video courtesy of Roy Perez. Music audio background is from the 1974 Stockton Commodores Drum and Bugle Corps.