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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2005 with 59 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2004 with 59 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2003 with 59 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Georgie Auld was born this day in 1919 in Toronto. He came to prominence in 1937 in the Bunny Berigan Orchestra. Other key steps in his musical development included stints in the Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Vibraphonist Red Norvo was born this day in 1908 in Beardstown, Ill. During the early 1950s, Norvo led an outstanding West Coast jazz trio with guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Wilbur DeParis was born this day in 1900 in Crawfordsville, Ind. He began his musical career around age 12, playing in tent shows and carnival bands. He had several bands of his own, including his "New" New Orleans Band, formed in 1947, after t
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and arranger Andy Gibson was born this day in 1913 in Zanesville, Ohio. He spent much of the 1930s playing in a succession of big bands before becoming a free-lance arranger for Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Cab Calloway and Harry James.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Bunny Berigan was born this day in 1908 in Hilbert, Wis. His distinctive, uninhibited playing style graced many important big bands during the 1930s, including those of Paul Whiteman, the Dorsey Brothers and Benny Goodman. Berigan died in New Yo
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist George Van Eps was born this day in 1913 in Plainfield, N.J. This innovator, who invented the seven-string guitar in the 1930s, died in 1998.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Rowland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (November 2, 1908 – June 2, 1942) was an American jazz trumpeter who rose to fame during the swing era, but whose virtuosity and influence were shortened by a losing battle with alcoholism that ended in his early death at age 33. He composed the jazz instrumentals "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues" in 1935. His 1937 classic jazz recording "I Can't Get Started with You" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975.

Berigan was born in Hilbert, Wisconsin, the son of William Berigan and Mamie Schlitzberg, and raised in Fox Lake, Wisconsin. A musical child prodigy, having learned the violin and trumpet at an early age, Berigan played in local orchestras by his late teens before auditioning for the successful Hal Kemp orchestra in 1928 or 1929.

Kemp first spurned the young trumpeter, reputedly because Berigan at the time had an uncertain tone, but any deficiencies were apparently resolved a year and a half later: this time, in mid-1930, Kemp hired Berigan. Berigan's first recorded trumpet solos came with the Kemp orchestra, and he was with the unit when they toured England later in the year.

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