TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: PERRY COMO, TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (TED WEEMS), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (ELMO TANNER), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (PHILLIPS TED), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (PAT LEONARD), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (JOE STENGE), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (CHESTER MILLER), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (JOE WIEDMAN), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (JACK HALL), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (BOB HOOVEN), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (JIM SIMONON), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (BUD BLAIR), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (MARGERY DAYE), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (JOE HOOVEN), TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA (ORIN DOWNES) - HFSID 225969
Sale Price $450.00
TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA
Sixteen members of the popular big band, including Weems himself, a young Perry Como and "the Whistling Troubador" Elmo Tanner, sign a circular leaf decorated with music notes.
Signatures: "Ted Weems", "Sincere best wishes/'This'll make you whistle'/Elmo Tanner", "Ted Phillps", "Pat Leonard", "Joe Stenge", "Chester Miller", "Joe Wiedman", "Jack Hall", "Bob Hooven", "Jim Simonon", "Bud Blair", "Margery Daye", "Joe Hooven" Orin Downes" and 1 unidentified signature, 10½x10½. In all 16 signatures. TED WEEMS (1901-1963) led a popular orchestra from the 1920s through the mid-1950s. The band scored its first big hit, "Somebody Stole My Gal", in 1924, and was heard often on radio (including Jack Benny and Beat the Band), recordings, and a few films. Weems, who also wrote popular songs, scored his biggest hit with "Heartaches," featuring the whistling of Elmo Tanner, recorded in 1933 and re-issued with great success in 1947.PERRY COMO (1912-2001) got his first national exposure as a vocalist with Weems, scoring big hits like "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now". Como would return the favor by having Weems' orchestra on his TV show in 1951. A particularly famous member of this talented band was ELMO TANNER (1904-1990) a vocalist best known for his extraordinary whistling. (Like Bing Crosby, he had a larynx particularly suited for whistling.) Tanner, featured on "Heartaches", led his own band for a while after leaving Weems, and finished his career as a disc jockey. JOE HOOVEN (1904-1970) was an arranger for Ted Weems for a decade, while playing trumpet. Moving to ABC, he composed and arranged for radio and TV. Lightly creased. Lightly toned at edges. Slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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