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Wingy Manone

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Joseph Matthews Manone, much better known as Wingy Manone (13 February, 1900 - 9 July, 1982) was a jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.

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Biography

Manone was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lost an arm in a streetcar accident, which resulted in his nickname of "Wingy". After playing professionally with various bands in his home town, he began to travel widely in the 1920s, working in Chicago, New York City, Texas, Mobile, Alabama, California, St. Louis, Missouri and other locations through the decade; he continued to travel widely around the United States for decades. He and his band did regular recording and radio work through the 1930s, and appeared with Bing Crosby in the movie Rhythm on the River in 1940.

His autobiography "Trumpet On The Wing" was published in 1948.

From the 1950s on he was based mostly in California and Las Vegas, Nevada, although also toured through the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe to appear at jazz festivals.

Style

Wingy Manone played a hot jazz lead horn, and was a master of humorous use of slang and jive talk.

Records

His hit records included "Tar Paper Stomp" ( an original riff composition that was later used as the basis for Glenn Miller's "In the Mood") in 1929, and a 1934 hot jazzed up version of a sweet ballad of the time "The Isle of Capri", which was said to have annoyed the songwriters despite the royalties revenue it earned them.

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