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The bandleader signs a 5¾x4¼ green album leaf. Signature: "Kay Kyser", 5¾x4¼ green album leaf.

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The bandleader signs a 5¾x4¼ green album leaf.
Signature: "Kay Kyser", 5¾x4¼ green album leaf. Bandleader Kay Kyser (1906-1985), who couldn't read a note of music, was one of the most popular bandleaders and music personalities in America from 1933 until the end of the 1940s. Kyser and his band became nationally known following a series of radio broadcasts from the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. These shows, which featured his trademark comedy (vocalists singing the titles of songs, interrupting a chorus for the band's theme, "Thinking of You") and an engagement at the Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago, Kyser a star. His many hits included "The White Cliffs of Dover" and "Old Buttermilk Sky". Kyser's zany radio show, Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge, ran for more than 15 years and was so popular that RKO signed him up for a series of films, starting with That's Right, You're Wrong. During WWII, Kyser and his band appeared at over 500 military installations in USO shows. After his radio show was cancelled in1949, Kyser had difficulty making a transition to television, and he retired in 1950. Multiple tack-head size holes at left edge. Ink note (unknown hand) at top right. Otherwise, fine condition.

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