“The book—remarkably, the first published full-length biography written on the once immensely popular band leader—in addition to its many fascinating biographical details, is loaded with rare and unpublished photographs andi interviews, sheet music and magazine covers, and the definitive Kyser discography. Kay Kyser, a very private man with many contradictions, Beasley explores Kyser’s post-celebrity life in fascinating detail. I must congratulate Steven for his outstanding accomplishment, and commend his tenacity."
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The Ol’ Professor of Swing!
America's Forgotten Superstar
by Steven Beasley
If you're reading this, you probably already know of 30's/40's bandleader Kay Kyser's extreme popularity on radio (Kay Kyser's College of Musical Knowledge), records, film and early TV. He scored eleven number one records and thirty-five top tens. You might not know that he was also a very active statesman in
Kay Kyser – The Ol’ Professor of Swing! America’s Forgotten Superstar, is the first published full length biography written on this man and his band that set swing music on its ear - then disappeared. How could one who accomplished so much be forgotten?
“C’mon chillen – Yess’dance" was the memorable radio catch phrase of this one of a kind performer.
Kay Kyser - The Ol’ Professor of Swing!
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Featured performers with the KK orchestra- Ginny Simms, Sully Mason,
Harry Babbitt, and Ish Kabibble (Merwyn Bogue).