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By many accounts the most recorded bandleader of all time with as many as 13,000 recordings to his credit, Ben Selvin led a variety of studio groups and society orchestras from 1910 into the '30s, recording endless novelties for prime commercial crossover, many of which featured future big bandleaders Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Jack Teagarden, Red Nichols, and Bunny Berigan. Among the most popular of Selvin's thousands of sides were "Dardanella" (the first recording to ... Read more

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