James was invited to New York, where he was wooed by record companies. Then, abruptly, all but one pulled back. He would learn why: That particular label, Roulette, was associated with a New York City mob family, and the other recording companies got the blunt message: Back off on signing James if you know what’s good for you.
Made in America Festival Philadelphia 9-2-2012
With Harry James (1st trumpet) and Gene Krupa (drums)
The Orchids / The Blue Orchids – From Coventry, England, UK
Top of the Pops