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GLENN MILLER, CLAUDE HOPKINS,<br>NAT JAFFE (who died at age 27 in 1945) - plus!!<br>1937 Scrapbook Page with Signatures and Interesting Notations

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Here's a great page from the legendary scrapbooks of Bob Inman.

Mr. Inman kept meticulous notes regarding his musical adventures during the 1930s - and collected some fabulous autographs as well.

The front of this page tells of Mr. Inman's experience attending a "Saturday Night Swing Broadcast" for WABC radio on January 2nd, 1937 - at 6:45PM. He also managed to get a few autographs while he was there - which he cut out and pasted to the page..

Although Mr. Inman mispelled a few of the names in his notes, those who have signed are:

Glenn Miller - trombone
Claude Hopkins - piano
Nat Jaffe - piano
Cliff Natalie - trumpet
Joe Sodja - guitar
Ben Chaney - bass
Jules Jacob - saxophone

There are some great rare autpgraphs here - most obviously the Glenn Miller and Claude Hopkins signatures - but the one that really stands out for me is the inclusion of Nat Jaffe.

Pianist Nat Jaffe was a musical prodigy who was only 19 years old at the time that he gave this autograph. Before his 23rd birthday he had recording dates with such legends as Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Jack Teagarden and Charlie Barnet. Tragically, this promising career was cut short in 1945 when, at the age of 27, Jaffe died from complications arising from a high blood pressure condition.

For those jazz collectors who look for the true autograph rarities - this is it.

There are no autographs on the verso, but there are some more notes regarding other jazz broadcasts that Mr. Inman attended in 1937.


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