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  Ben Pollack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 - June 7, 1971) was a drummer and bandleader from the mid 1920s through the swing era.
Born in Chicago, Illinois to a well-to-do family, Pollack was largely self taught as a drummer, and was afforded the opportunity to become the drummer for the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, a top jazz outfit, in the early 20's.
Pollack's band also was involved in extensive recording activity at that time,using a variety of pseudonyms in the studios.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ben_Pollack   (643 words)

 Ben Pollack pictures and biography
Born Jun 22, 1903 in Chicago, IL Died Jun 7, 1971 in Palm Springs, CA Ben Pollack was the leading drummer in early Chicago style white jazz.
By 1923 he was playing with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, and in 1926 he formed the first of several jazz oriented dance bands that gave musicians like Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden and Bud Freeman important exposure early in their careas.
Pollack kept organising bands until well into the 1960s, but remained frustrated that he did not receive the rewards as "The Father Of Swing".
www.angelfire.com /mac/keepitlive/drummers/Pollack/pollack.htm   (124 words)

 Ben Pollack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ben Pollack was one of the more successful White band leaders of the late 1920s.
Pollack played in several bands in Chicago before joining the Friar's Society Orchestra in 1921.
Pollack continued to lead bands into the 1940s including one for comedian Chico Marx, and owned his own record company called Jewel.
www.redhotjazz.com /pollack.html   (178 words)

 WISH - 2003 March Medical Qigong in Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The highlight of the morning, though, was the demonstration by Pollack and half a dozen of his peers, who, on command, folded their hands in their laps, shut their eyes, and did a few minutes' worth of meditation in their chairs.
All of them appeared immediately to achieve a state of restful alertness—except for one small boy who kept rubbing behind his eyeglasses and snatching quick squints at three TV cameramen who were circling the meditators, shining bright lights in their faces and trying to eke some B-roll dynamism out of the scene.
Ben Pollack, also of the Maharishi School, who wore a gold mezuzah around his neck and a beatific look on his face, likewise testified to meditation's ameliorative effects on the usual unpleasantnesses of teen-agerdom.
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 Ben Pollack, Vols I & II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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If the name Ben Pollack is remembered today it's because his band included both clarinetist Benny Goodman and trombonist/arranger Glenn Miller...
The remnant of his orchestra was reorganized as a cooperative unit and they selected Bing Crosby's kid brother Bob as their leader.
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 POLLACK, Ben : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Yet the band's reputation among musicians was higher than its recordings would seem to warrant; it never had a regular arranger to give it a distinct personality, and one suspects that either record companies or Pollack himself may have preferred to chase ideas that seemed to be more commerical.
Pollock was no dictator, but the younger musicians made fun of his singing and Goodman was never a man to let anyone tell him what to do; Pollack lost most of his stars, but built up the band again until on records in late '33 it was essentially the Bob Crosby band to come.
Played himself in The Benny Goodman Story '56; his band was a hit at a Disneyland dixieland festival '64, but depressed about heart trouble, he hanged himself.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/p/P89.HTM   (318 words)

 Van Meter Williams Pollack
As a partner in Van Meter Williams Pollack, Rick brings his diverse background and extensive experience to focus on planning and urban design projects involving mixed use, pedestrian and transit oriented developments as well as project management and construction administration efforts for a variety of the firm’s building projects.
Ben is an architect with a background in city planning and urban design.
As a project architect at Van Meter Williams Pollack, Ben has focused on architectural projects recently completing documents for a housing development in Oakland scheduled to begin construction in the Fall of 2003.
www.vmwp.com /people.html   (3024 words)

 HMV UK Top Dog For Music, DVD and Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ben Stiller carries on his string of great comedies with this inventive parody of the fashion world, an if there was ever an area just begging to be...
Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) during a weekend stay at her parents' home.
Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is at the top of his game, a successful Manhattan music publicist who seems to have it all.
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 Dismuke's Hit Of The Week
Ben Pollack is best remembered for his band in the late 1920s which was one of the better jazz oriented white dance bands of that decade.
Over the years, Pollack grew increasingly bitter over his relative lack of success compared to that of many of the musicians he discovered and felt that they lacked sufficient gratitude for the contributions he made to their careers.
The band featured in these recordings is one that Pollack formed after he moved to the West Coast in late 1936 and it did not achieve the level of success of his earlier band.
www.dismuke.org /how/prev12-04.html   (3226 words)

 Jazzed in Cleveland - Part 87 - Cleveland Drummer Morey Feld
Pollack, who had been a member of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, was a popular bandleader in the 1920s and early ‘30s.
It was Pollack who popularized the device of a small group within a big band coming down front to play some hot jazz.
It was ironic that Feld was playing with some of the same musicians, whose decision to quit the Ben Pollack Orchestra three decades earlier, had opened the door for his first professional job in music.
www.cleveland.oh.us /wmv_news/jazz87.htm   (1040 words)

 American BigBands - Page 1 "P" Bands
Here's a photograph of Ben Pollack, who in the early 1920s, was playing with the famed New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
Pollack, a drummer, had, at times, such men as Glenn Miller on trombone (and arrangements); Benny Goodman; Jack and Charlie Teagarden; Charlie Spivak; Jimmy McPartland; Bud Freeman; Fud Livingstone, plus the nucleus of the future Bob Crosby band - Eddie Miller, Matty Matlock, Yank Lawson, Gil Rodin; Ray Bauduc, Nappy Lamare, and Dean Kincaide.
Pollack basically lost all his sidemen in 1934, because he grew tired of the band and wanted to devote his time to further the career of his beautiful wife, Doris Robbins.
nfo.net /usa/p1.html   (5961 words)

 Latino Review
The reason why the mild mannered Pollack’s home has such an elaborate security system is that he’s an accountant for shady underworld businessmen.
You may remember him as the thug who Willis killed just by breaking his nose in “The Last Boy Scout.” As the leader of the masked gunmen, he does have an ominous presence, but unfortunately, his appearance is brief and nothing more than a voice dubbed over another masked actor or over a phone.
The second is Jimmy Bennett as Pollack’s young son, who manages to set himself free, contact Willis via cell phone and crawl around in air ducts under the kidnapper’s noses.
www.latinoreview.com /films_2005/miramax/hostage/review.html   (1366 words)

 B I O G R A P H Y page 6
Certainly one band was the Chico Marx Orchestra, in reality led by Ben Pollack, who organized the band for piano player Chico when all the Marx Brothers put their moviemaking on hiatus during the war years.
Ben was the head, the business man, but Chico had name recognition and fronted the band at the piano.
I was there about two months in 1942, in the summer, and finally joined the first professional job I ever was with—that was a band that was funded by, and its musical director was Ben Pollack, who had the Chico Marx band, with Mel Tormé and Marty Napoleon in it.
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 Early Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
At the age of 16, Benny Goodman traveled to Los Angeles to play with the Ben Pollack Band.
In 1925 bandleader and drummer Ben Pollack hired him.
Goodman accompanied Pollack to New York in 1928 and then joined Red Nichols in 1929.
www.duke.edu /~gat2/benny/bio.html   (319 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Vol. 4, 1929-1930 [Import] [Best of]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This CD has 13 selections recorded by Pollack's Park Central Orchestra and by the same basic group under the names of Gil Rodin and Jack Teagarden, plus ten alternate takes.
Because Pollack sought to balance the commercial with the artistic, there are vocalists on every song, including Smith Ballew, Scrappy Lambert, Eddie Gale, and (on three unfortunate examples) Pollack himself.
There are enough worthwhile moments (particularly from Teagarden) to make this a worthwhile acquisition for fans of classic jazz, but the Ben Pollack Orchestra rarely lived up to its great potential.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000060K6Z   (325 words)

Top celebrity poker player KEVIN POLLACK considers BEN AFFLECK the best card shark in Hollywood - because his actor pal has lost a fortune.
He says, "I think that Ben Affleck, celebrity-wise, is the true poker play in the sense that he paid a lot of money for his education and has become a serious player.
Pollack was forced to quit his hosting job on TV hit CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN because he hated watching other stars playing cards.
www.contactmusic.com /new/xmlfeed.nsf/0/F1B125711499B75A80256EDC004C643D!opendocument   (203 words)

 BOOK PUNK: Literature From The Pits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pollack will be giving a teach-in about the "war," which you do not want to miss.
The Neal Pollack Invasion at the Alamo Drafthouse
Ben Brown will MC the literary portion of the evening which will feature readings from Texas' own James Brush (author of A Place Without a Postcard) and Matthew Sharpe who is on tour for his latest novel.
bookpunk.com /cal/do.cgi/index/archive   (1152 words)

 Ben Pollack: Vol. 6 by Ben Pollack CD
Personnel includes: Ben Pollack (drums); Jack Teagarden (trombone); Benny Goodman (clarinet); Jimmy Dorsey, Irving Mills, Jimmy McPartland, Al Harris.
This is the sixth of what has grown to be a seven volume project devoted to the complete recordings of Ben Pollack's Orchestra from 1926-33 (excluding the Hotsy Totsy Gang sessions).
This basically the Ben Pollack group without Pollack.
cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/6704720/a/Ben+Pollack:+Vol.+6+.htm   (239 words)

 American Contract Bridge League
The East–West winners were Brendan Conway and Ben Pollack, students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
He learned how to play bridge from his grandparents and often plays with his uncles and parents.
Ben, 17, is also a junior at TJHS.
www.acbl.org /juniors/jr12.html   (557 words)

 Jazzmatazz - Capsule Reviews - May 2001
His group was essentially a dance band that played popular and novelty tunes with jazz elements.
Pollack band was one of the most popular of its time.
He was lucky to have some excellent soloists in trombonist Jack Teagarden, cornetist Jimmy McPartland and clarinetist Benny Goodman.
home.att.net /~lankina/jazz/Reviews/R0105a.html   (604 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Vol. 5, 1931 [Import] [Best of]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although it had shifted from being a jazz group to being a dance band with the rise of the Depression, Ben Pollack & His Orchestra was still an impressive group in early 1931.
Trombonist Jack Teagarden was its star soloist and the band contained the nucleus of what would become the Bob Crosby Orchestra a few years later, including tenor saxophonist Eddie Miller, altoist Gil Rodin, guitarist Nappy Lamare, and drummer Ray Bauduc.
The best selections are "Loveless Love," "Sweet and Hot," and "Beale Street Blues." This entry in Jazz Oracle's very complete Ben Pollack series has music released originally as by Pollack, Gil Rodin, Jack Teagarden, and the New Orleans Ramblers, all using virtually the same personnel.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006SFAG   (289 words)

 WFUV 90.7 | "The Big Broadcast" Playlist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ben Bernie Orch, "The Sleepy Town Express," (Brunswick 78) * 12.
Ben's Bad Boys, "Yellow Dog Blues," Ben Pollack Vol 2 (Jazz Oracle CD) *** 41.
Ben Bernie Orch, "Sweet Georgia Brown," (Vocalion 78) * 51.
www.wfuv.org /wfuv/playlists/big030525.html   (1016 words)

 American BigBands - Page 2 "G" Bands
Not long afterwards, Ben Pollack sent for Benny, then age 16, to join Ben Pollack and His Californians, at the Venice ballroom in Los Angeles, CA (1925).
In addition to playing with Ben Pollack, and some of the finest early Jazz musicians, he is also credited with writing the song "Darktown Shuffle" (composed by Joe Thomas and Earl Baker.) He may also have been a member of 'The Cavaliers Orchestra', formed in Georgia by Jimmy Fuller in 1946.
One may get an idea of how prolific a recording artist Goodman was when we consider that, what is generally called his "early" output, exceeds the total lifetime recorded efforts of most artists.
nfo.net /usa/g2.html   (3165 words)

 Ben Pollack: Vol. 5 by Ben Pollack CD
Personnel includes: Ben Pollack, Jack Teagraden, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Eddie Miller, Charlie Spivak, Gil Rodin, Nappy Lamare.
This is the fifth volume of a six volume chronological study of Ben Pollack.
Submit your own review of Ben Pollack: Vol.
cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/5326860/a/Ben+Pollack:+Vol.+5.htm   (198 words)

 Edward Champion's Return of the Reluctant: Ben Brown at Bookslut
Edward Champion's Return of the Reluctant: Ben Brown at Bookslut
Some guy named Ben Brown is guest-blogging at Bookslut this week.
Brown may or may not be Neal Pollack and that he has slept with everyone at 826 Valencia.
www.edrants.com /reluctant/001166.html   (136 words)

 WFUV 90.7 | "The Big Broadcast" Playlist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ben Pollack Orch, "I'm Following You," Cardboard Dance Hall (Sunbeam LP) 10.
Ben Pollack Orch, "Swing Out," Ben Pollack 1933-1934 (VJM LP) 20.
Williams Sisters w/Ben Pollack Orch, "He's the Last Word," Ben Pollack Vol 1 (Jazz Oracle CD) 69.
www.wfuv.org /wfuv/playlists/big010617.html   (1018 words)

 Index: Stories, Listed by Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ben Hogan Is the Greatest • Walter Hagen • (ar)
Ben Holladay, King of the Overland • Arthur Chapman • (ar)
Ben Pollack: From New Orleans to Bop • Joe Knefler • (ar)
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 Ben Pollack lyrics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 Hal Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He took up drums in 1963 and was greatly influenced by live performances by Ben Pollack, Nick Fatool, Fred Higuera, Smokey Stover, Wayne Jones and others.
He is self-taught except for study with Jake Hanna in 1983.
In addition, he has produced CDs by Ben Pollack (JAZZOLOGY), Lu Watters (MERRY MAKERS, GHB), Kansas City Frank Melrose (BLACK SWAN) and Pat Yankee (GHB), plus assisting with production of CDs by West Coast bands which were issued by the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation.
www.riverwalk.org /profiles/smith.htm   (395 words)

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