Personalities | Wingy Manone | Thirties | Jazz & Blues

(Trumpet, vocals, 1900–82)

Born in New Orleans, Joseph ‘Wingy’ Manone’s rousing trumpet and gravelly vocals were (as with his fellow Italian-American, Louis Prima) confidently cast from the Armstrong matrix. After scoring a hit with ‘Isle Of Capri’ in 1935, he became a fixture on New York’s 52nd Street before moving to California in 1940 to join Bing Crosby’s circle of cronies. His 1930 disc ‘Tar Paper Stomp’ is the first recorded appearance of the blues riff that would become familiar in 1939 as Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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