ORRIN TUCKER

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Orrin Tucker was born on February 17, 1911 and was trained to be a physician. Instead he turned to leading an orchestra. His theme song was 'Drifting and Dreaming'. His band was always well received by basically 'unknown' until one of his female vocalists "Wee" Bonnie Baker ( Evelyn Nelson of Orange, TX) cut an old (WW1) tune named "Oh Johnny". This hit record catapulted the band to national fame. The hit was so big, it won him an invitation to The White House to perform for FDR.

Scottee Marsh was another of the vocalists that Orrin used. Scottee had sung with the Bernie Cummins and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras. She stayed with Orrin for five years, during which time, her husband, Carl Erca was playing trumpet in the band.

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