Gene Gifford & His Orchestra

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        Although virtually unknown to the general public during the swing era, Gene Gifford was a highly influential arranger whose work for the Casa Loma Orchestra predated the rise of Benny Goodman. Gifford grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and he both arranged and played banjo with his high school band. Gifford performed with such territory bands as Bob Foster, Lloyd Williams, and Watson's Bell Hops. He toured Texas with his own band and then worked with Blue Steele (switching to guitar... Read more

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