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John R. Tumpak Big Band Oral History Collection, 1995-2014

Interviewer:
Tumpak, John R. 1940-
Interviewee:
Alexander, Van 1915-
Alpert, Trigger 1916-
Bernardi, Ernani
Bernhart, Milt 1926-2004
Caceres, Barry
Caceres, Emilio, d. 1973
Camaratta, Tutti 1913-2005
Case, Jerry
Cecil, Chuck 1922-
Chiacco, Bob
Childers, Buddy, 1926-2007
Comstock, Frank
Costanzo, Jack 1922-
Cron, Rosalind
Duncan, Cleveland
Duran, Ralph
Galvan, Bobby
Garcia, Al
Gross, Joel
Hanna, Jake
Heidt, Horace, Jr
Hernandez, Ramon
Hillman, Roc 1910-
Jeffries, Herb
Jerome, Henry
Kahn, Donald 1918-2008
Kaune, Amos
Kay, Judy
King, Dick
King, Donna
Kitchens, Mildred
LaPorta, John
Malone, Raymond J
Mandel, Johnny
May, Billy
Miller, Bill
O'Neill, Dolores 1917-
Pinches, Barbara Knowles
Pizzarelli, Bucky 1926-
Prime, Harry
Rautenberg, Tinker
Rey, Alvino 1908-2004
Robertson, Alastair
Schwartz, Peggy
Sesma, Chico
Sevano, Nick
Shaw, Artie 1910-2004
Sheils, Tom
Simon, George Thomas
Spear, Sam
Stafford, Jo
Starr, Kay
Stevens, Garry
Stone, Butch
Tilton, Martha
Tobin, Louise
Tracey, Sheila
Tucker, Orrin
Wain, Bea
West, Benny
Wilson, Gerald 1918-
Whiting, Margaret
Zarchy, Zeke 1915-2009
Subject:
Beneke, Tex
Kahn, Gus 1886-1941
Knowles, Legh
Leonard, Jack
Purtill, Maurice
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998
Physical description:
.66 cu. ft
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Audio cassettes
Books
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Date:
2014
2014-2007
1995-2014
1990-2000
2000-2010
2010-2020
1980-2000
Notes:
Author and journalist on music subjects.
Summary:
Oral history interviews conducted by Tumpak with Big Band figures (listed below), and a set of articles he wrote based on the interviews. Also included is Tumpak's book, "When Swing was the Thing: Personality Profiles of the Big Band Era."
2012 Addendum: Mr. Tumpak donated an additional 8 cassette tapes in December 2012: interviews with Jerry Case, Joel Gross, Amos Kaune, Bucky Pizarelli, Tinker Rautenberg, Louise Tobin (2 tapes), and Benny West.
2014 Addendum: Mr. Tumpak donated an additional seven tapes in December 2014: interviews with Barry Caceres, Emilio Caceres, Ralph Duran, Bobby Galvan, Al Garcia, Ramon Hernandez, and Judy Kay, conducted in 2014.
Cite as:
John R. Tumpak Big Band Oral History Collection, 1995-2007, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Big band music
Musicians
Local number:
2011.3007 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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