Connection between Bix and Russ Columbo.

by Albert Haim

On March 19, 1931, Whiteman opened a two-week engagement at the Palace Theater.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Palace_theatre_NYC.JPG/1200px-Palace_theatre_NYC.JPG

Another act in the show was Russ Columbo's accompanied at the piano by composer/manager Con Conrad. And there is the connection. Bix recorded two of Conrad's compositions:

- Singin' the Blues
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Singin%27_the_Blues_ODJB_Waterson_1920.jpg

- Margie
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Albert
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Posted on Dec 24, 2017, 3:14 PM

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