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Past Stock Flurries........ By Pookie


wasn't punting, passing, and praying, he turned movie actor. Again a little
G eor e T e sHarry was always panting) that man almost stole the show, as Pedro
Fletcher Henderson and Ted Weems came through in fine fashion.
had been selected to disturb the pic- was kind of a tough job to pick
O f o B dture-takng. That was probably one
OW an S of the best line-ups that we have ever *, < the bands in '35. There were a lot of
had. Henderson was being recognized ' . them gaining much popular favor.
as one of the best arrangers and The announcement of Anson Weks
strict music-men in the country, and and Art Kassel seemed to satisfy most
Weems was probably the best known everyone on campus. Dancin' Anson'
orchstr in he iddl-Wet."was already a big name at this time,
By MORTON LINDER George paused here to take a breath s while the 'Castles in the Air' music
The "Old Timer," George Pookie, and a sip and then started off again. was at the height of its short stay on
relieved us yesterday when he told "Jan Garber brought his crew here top.
us that ever since the South Sea } in 1931 and again in '36. The bands Pookie trying out for his fresh- "A Michigan boy came back last
Bubble became unpopular the Mich- were quite different, his present out- man wrestling team yesterday. year to win the plaudits of the crowd
igan campus has prematurely be- fit being recruited from a band that with his new band. That was George
wailed every entry in the University ' t was playing a dime dance hall near rising trombone man, who did funny Olsen, who is famed as the first drum
musical exchange, only to enter a Buffalo (Little Freddy Large-now tricks with the slide took a few les- major to toss his baton over the goi
mad stock and ticket buying race at one of the sax men). post. Olsen's 'Music of Tomorrow'
the last moment. "Along with Garber in '31 came came in as a pleasant respite to the
We met George, who has been t4 r Herbie Kay, a sharp band in that day. the 'Hop.' That was Russ Morgan." I torrid doings of the outfit across the
around plenty long, at the Baltimore ? Jimmy Lunceford and his out-of-this At this point we made a pass to get way, one Earl (Father) Hines by
Dairy at 3 a.m. one morning. George world bunch stole the spot away from our coat, but George grabbed me. It name. Hines, a right smart piano
was letting it be known that he had Garber in '36. Jimmy's baton and his seems he hadn't finished. He went on. man, was not quite appreciated by the
been to nearly all the J-Hops, those strictly solid music had the campus "Ben Bernie and Don Pedro played 'Hop' Crowd."
which had been held in Ann Arbor Pookie Today talking for many days. the 'Hop' the following year. Let's George stopped to take another
(the '76 one was held in Toledo). -----"In 1932, we pulled the steal on see, that was the year I passed Psych. breath and sip of coffee. Before he
"What do you think of the bands was in my room studying for the everybody and signed the ole King of 31. Bernie, of course, was at the height could take off again we had dashed
this year, George?" we said, signal- English 1 exam, when Harry Newman Jazz himself, Paul Whiteman. That of his popularity, playing at the Col- toward the door, a little tired, and full
ling the waiter, by raising our hand came busting up and panted (if he! was before Paul became "Fatho." A lege Inn in Chicago. That was before of Baltimore Dairy caviar.
in the usual way.
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