Big Band Remote aka dance band remote was a remote broadcast, popular on radio during the s and s, involving a coast-to-coast live transmission of a big band. As early as , listeners could tune in The Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra. The Oriole Orchestra Dan Russo and Ted Fio Rito was performing at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel when they did their first radio remote broadcast on March 29, , and two years later, they opened the famous Aragon Ballroom in July , doing radio remotes nationally from both the Aragon and the Trianon Ballrooms. Broadcasts were usually transmitted by the major radio networks directly from hotels, ballrooms, restaurants and clubs.
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Mary Osborne was born into a musical family. Her mother played guitar and her father made violins. Her earliest instruments were piano, ukulele, violin and banjo. She first played guitar at age nine. She also had her own radio program, which she would continue to perform on twice weekly until she was fifteen. At twelve she started her own trio of girls to perform in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Mary Osborne was born into a musical family. Her mother played guitar and her father made violins. Her earliest instruments were piano, ukulele, violin and banjo.
Twentieth century America enjoyed many trends in musical entertainment - vaudeville to operetta to musical theater, blues to rhythm and blues to rock and roll, fiddle tunes to backwoods bluegrass to country western, disco to hip-hop to rap - but the music of the big band era, encompassing musical compositions from many different sources, has proved to be one of our most memorable and enduring styles. Although the heyday of the big bands was relatively brief - roughly to - the sounds and music of this era remain a strong influence on popular music today. It's no coincidence that the rise of radio, recordings, and motion pictures corresponded with the rise of the big bands.