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After Eleanora Fagan left the band she was replaced first by Doris von Kappelhoff, and later on by Lilian Kleotz, who brought a load of new songs written for her by Lionel Begleiter. Male vocals were taken care of by Augustus Kwamlake Quaye. The line–up of Arthur Arshawky’s band in those days was: Harry Finkelman, Milton Rajonsky, Henry Shalofsky (trumpets); Joseph Firrantello, Ronald Schatt, Bill Evans (tenors); Kenneth Skingle (baritone); Julius Gubenko (vibes), Herman Blount or Ahmad Jamal (piano), Blind Willie Dunn (guitar), Aladar Pege (bass), Frank Grillo (percussion) and Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni on drums. What a band that (never) was!
After Billy Holiday left the band she was replaced first by Doris Day, and later on by Georgia Brown, who brought a load of new songs written for her by Lionel Bart. Male vocals were taken care of by Cab Kaye. The line–up of Artie Shaw's band in those days was: Ziggy Elman, Shorty Rogers, Hank Shaw (trumpets); Joe Farrell, Ronnie Scott, Yusef Lateef (tenors); Kenny Graham (baritone); Terry Gibbs (vibes), Sun Ra or Fritz Jones (piano), Eddie Lang (guitar), Aladar Pege (that's his real name) (bass), Machito (percussion) and Louis Bellson on drums. What a band that (never) was!