Kay Kyser - The Ol' Professor of Swing! America's Forgotten Superstar

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KAY KYSER- THE OL' PROFESSOR OF SWING! AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN SUPERSTAR by author Steven Beasley is the first full length (346 pages) biography published on the man and his band who set swing music on its ear - then disappeared! It includes full discography, filmography, over 100 rare photos, and profiles of featured Kyser players Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Ish Kabibble, Georgia Carroll Kyser, and of course, the story of the Ol' professor himself, Kay Kyser. This poignant story gives the recognition James King Kern Kyser and his band deserve, and outlines how important Kyser's contributions were to American music history before and during and after the second World War. Swing legend Glenn Miller was quoted as saying the only band leader he envied was Kay Kyser, who frequently outsold both Miller and Benny Goodman in live appearances. The often outrageous Kyser gained extreme popularity through his Kay Kyser's College of Musical Knowledge music/quiz/comedy radio show, which ran on NBC from 1938 to 1949. Though a lightning rod to his audiences onstage, he was an intensely private organizational genius offstage, who quit unannounced at the peak of his career. How can someone who accomplished so much be forgotten?

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