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    Bob Crosby and Henry Biagini Signed Window Cards, plus Hal Kemp Unsigned Window Card. Bob Crosby founded his band "The Bobcats" after leader Ben Pollack decided to give it up. Bob Crosby and "The Bobcats" were a tight-knit unit that played mostly Dixieland. The band's biggest hit was "Big Noise From Winnetka," featuring the drums and bass of Ray Beauduc and Bob Haggart, respectively. Bob Crosby had a very successful career even though he always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Bing Crosby. Henry Biagini was the leader of the Casa-Loma Orchestra. Although he was eventually ousted from the Casa-Loma group in favor of Glen Gray, Henry continued to lead dance orchestras throughout the 1930s and the 1940s, until his career was cut short in a tragic 1944 auto accident. This card features a large image of Crosby, and Bob has signed to the right of it. Pinholes would matte or frame out. This orange card features a likeness of Biagini and is signed by him at the bottom. Here again, pinholes could mat or frame out. In the late 1920s, Hal Kemp's orchestra, based in New York City, toured the United States and Europe. Drummer-singer Skinnay Ennis was the band's best known singer, and he scored a huge hit with the band when they recorded "Got a Date With An Angel." Hal Kemp died tragically in 1940, in an auto collision in California while diving to a job with the band. This unsigned card showing Kemp with baton in hand has the usual pinholes, plus some holes and chips at the bottom that could matte or frame out. Accompanied by COA from Jazz and Big Band expert Larry Rafferty.

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