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Harry James

Artist Pages

...One of the few artists of the big band era to maintain a career through the post-World War II period, Harry James remained a bandleader until his death in 1983. Born in Albany, Georgia in 1916, James came from a family of circus performers...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘bugle’ comes from the Latin buculus, meaning ‘bullock’ or ‘steer.’ From simple bovine origins as a hunting instrument, it quickly became a signaling device of tower watchmen, shepherds and soldiers. In the Renaissance, the bugle...