I'd do anything to've seen this band. They were supposedly THE showman's big band, with the trumpet section spinning their trumpets in the air in unison, catching them to come in on cue. "Lunceford's trained seals" was one comment I remember the old timers making.
You spam like no other, Sam. I sense a Sy Oliver rediscovery in the works, & lucky you, your hot garbage is stamped all over every relevant page! Oh, & the Lunceford Orchestra was better than some critics would have you believe.