TRUMPET ON THE WING by

TRUMPET ON THE WING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not for the hinoty, this autobiography of a trumpet player, who grabbed an armful of boxcars to find his way in music. From New Orleans and having mastered playing with only one arm. Wingy found the going tough and hungry, until his type of playing --righteous stuff -- found an audience and admirers. His is the story of hot music, of playing dates throughout the land, and fame when that hot music was recognized. Filled with anecdotes of all kinds of players, and people, this is strictly for the hepcats in its roll-call of recent years of bands, songs and types of playing. The introduction by Bing Crosby will give the boy who came up over the levee a send-off to its proper audience.

Publisher: Doubleday