A good choice but I would like to nominate the Frankie and Johnny Orch
as a fine territory type band...very blues oriented also.
Then of course there is also Willie Farmer
> Immediately, the Blue Rhythm Band comes to mind, but on reflection, I'd
> nominate Willie Lewis and his Orch. I'm pretty sure if this organization had
> recorded and toured in the U.S. the name and the music would have been
> recognized by critics, both contemporary and modern, as one of the most
> swinging, jazz-oriented groups of the mid-30's.