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Joe Negri's first professional job outside Pittsburgh came in February 1943 when he joined bandleader Shep Fields' New Music. There's a story behind that name and the music in the accompanying video.

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Friday, 06 September 2013 14:42

Joe Negri-The Digs: More Details & Early Music

In Friday's "The Digs," Nate Guidry's essay on Joe Negri was supplemented by interesting photos.  A couple of the photos appeared in my September 2011 Sunday profile; others haven't appeared in print anytime in recent years and some comments from an earlier Nate Guidry profile of Negri.
 
Published in Get Rhythm