As you can see, it’s the cover of the January 1, 1942 DOWN BEAT — with someone’s idea of a clever photograph. Logic isn’t the strong suit here: if Jack was the Old Year, asking him about 1942 wouldn’t make much sense — and presumably DOWN BEAT’s readers were encouraged to think about what would be behind the “December 1941” calendar page now that it would be ripped down, or off. And I hope that the studio was warm for barefoot Jack. And the musicians proved that Petrillo was wrong, didn’t they?
But having Jack Teagarden — even posthumously — wish everyone a Happy New Year — isn’t such a bad thing?
Not content with visual and archival generosity, Will also offered my readers the possibility of some entertaining auditory rummaging — downloads that reveal his wide range and sense of humor. Many thanks!
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