Record Changer Jazz Band Contest - 1950
The Empire State Jazz Band won The Record Changer second annual Jazz Band Contest.  Above are the two sides they recorded for the Record Changer label.  Their prize was to get this first professional recording.  An entry rule was that no bands have recorded professionally before, so only amateur bands. Below is the article from the January 1951 issue of The Record Changer magazine describing their win.
Labels and images compiled from the collection of Glenn Longwell.  Page last updated on December 26, 2009

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