[78-L] The Petrillo we loved to hate

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu Sep 22 09:04:05 PDT 2016

On 20/09/16 01:48, Rodger Holtin wrote:
> Petrillo's Big Ban Era
> Some of you will find this as fascinating as I did.  Reading stuff like
> George T. Simon's big band books, and almost any other books or articles on
> the big bands, one would conclude that James Caesar Petrillo was a first
> class jerk and his strikes in 1942 and 1948 were simply foolish.
> With that as backdrop, I went looking for articles that would share all the
> positive things that came about as a result of Petrillo's strike against the
> record companies.
> Rodger
What neither article mentions is that there were exceptions to the first 
ban (vocalists singing 'a cappella', harmonica players who weren't 
considered to be musicians).

       Julian Vein

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