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GENE KRUPA! Two Page Handwritten Letter to Union Boss, 1939<br>SOLD!

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The best example of an ALS (autograph letter signed) from Gene Krupa I've ever seen.

Krupa wrote this in 1939, back when he was just getting a name for himelf as a band leader, on hotel stationery, to his union representative, addressing it "Dear Brother" and signing off "fraternally yours". An interesting glimpse into the concerns of one of the great jazz drummers during the old union days.

Gene Krupa was one of the alltime great jazz drummers, inventor of the "flash technique" emulated from everyone from Buddy Rich to KeithMoon. Krupa played with many of the early jazz greats including; Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Hymie Schertzer, Ziggy Elman, Arthur Rollini, Harry James, Babe Russin, Jack Teagarden, Fletcher Henderson, Red Ballard, Billie Holiday, Bud Freeman, Joe Sullivan, and Johnny Hodges. Sal Mineo portrayed Krupa in the fiolm version of his life story.

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