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Apr 17
1925

Charles Fulcher And His Orchestra record Blue Georgia Moon and Since We Parted, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for Columbia Records. (1925)

Apr 17
1926

Percival Mackey's Band records I'd Rather Charleston, The Half Of It Dearie Blues, Barcelona and Thanks For the Buggy Ride, for Columbia Records in London, UK. (1926)

Apr 17
1928

Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang record the Rodgers and Hart song Thou Swell in New York City. (1928)

Apr 17
1929

Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra record Hot Town, Here ?Tis and A Few Riffs, for Victor Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Apr 17
1930

UK jazz trombonist, bandleader and recording artist Chris Barber is born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK. (1930)

Apr 17
1934

Robie Love And His International Orchestra, with vocalist Miss Dorothy Watson, play at The Hotel Clovis, Clovis, Texas, USA. (1934)

Apr 17
1937

Andy Kirk And The Twelve Clouds Of Joy record Worried Over You, Iíll Get Along Somehow and Fooliní Myself for Decca Records in the USA. (1937)

Apr 17
1937

Ike Ragon and his Orchestra continue with a two-week residency [except Sundays] at The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1937)

Apr 17
1941

Popular vocalist Al Bowlly, dies in the German Blitz on London. (1941)

Apr 17
1944

Count Basie And His Orchestra play at The Hotel Lincoln, New York City, USA. (1944)

Apr 17
1944

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. (1944)

Apr 17
1946

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio records Could-Ja, Oh, But I Do and Rex Rhumba, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles. (1946)

Apr 17
1946

Earl Hines And His Orchestra play the second night of a week at The Trianon Ballroom, Southgate, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1946)

Apr 17
1946

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Booker T. Washington High School Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1946)

Apr 17
1950

Tony Bennett makes his first recording, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams. (1950)

Apr 17
1950

The Crane River Jazz Band records After Dark, in London, UK. The band features noted UK jazz cornettist Ken Colyer. (1950)

Apr 17
1950

Frank Sinatra continues with his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 17
1954

The Jack Teagarden Orchestra, with Don Ewell, plays at Club Hangover, San Francisco, California, USA. (1954)

Apr 17
1962

The Roland Kirk Quartet records Domino, Someone To Watch Over Me and other tracks in Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, USA, for Mercury Records. (1962)

Apr 17
1962

Vocalist Dodo Greene records My Hour Of Need, You Are My Sunshine and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records. (1962)

Apr 17
1962

The Jazz Crusaders record Weather Beat in Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1962)


Apr 17
1967

Jazz trumpeter Henry 'Red' Allen dies of pancreatic cancer in New York City, USA. (1967)

Apr 17
1968

Count Basie And His Orchestra play in Frankfurt, Germany, supported by Georgie Fame. (1968)

Apr 17
1971

Buddy Morrow And His Orchestra play at The Riverboat, New York City, USA. (1971)

Apr 17
1976

Weather Report play at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA. (1976)