Jean Goldkette and Fletcher Henderson.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 19th, 2018, 1:16 pm #1

I am certain most of you are familiar with the battle of the bands between the Goldkette and Henderson bands/battle of music in Roseland in October 1926,


You may not know that Godkette and Henderson faced each other again in Feb 1927 at the J-Hop, University of Michigan. The following announcement is from the Michigan Daily, Feb 12, 1927.

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Another announcement, this one from the Gargoyle.

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Note  the "two-thirds" reference. There was a third band at the J-Hop: Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians. Henderson and Goldkette played in the Waterman gymnasium, Lombardo in the Barbour gymnasium. Information about the gymnasiums in

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ifmuth/p ... erman.html

There is an amusing description of the competition between the Henderson and Goldkette orchestras in the Michigan Daily of Feb 12, 1927.

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