Saturday, March 21, 2009
Ben Pollack Orchestra - Sally of My Dreams (1929)
Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 - June 7, 1971)
He was one of the more successful white band leaders of the late 1920s. His orchestras featured many future Jazz stars such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Jimmy McPartland. While his orchestras were basically commercial dance bands they also gave soloists plenty of freedom in determining the shape of the music. Pollack played in several bands in Chicago before joining the Friar's Society Orchestra in 1921.