PRESTO : The American Music Trade Weekly, Online Library — 1920 – 1941
Wow, look at this!
Searching for information on Doris Peavey, who played accordion with Peavey’s Jazz Bandits in the early 1920s, I found this page from Presto, the American Music Trade Weekly, which has an online searchable library!
H. M. Peavey and his Jazz Bandits, of St. Paul, Minn., have not only established an enviable reputation in the “near” Northwest through their theater and dancing pavilion engagements, but have also acquired a much wider fame through their broadcasting activities.
The Jazz Bandits are made up of seven men and two girls under the direction of Mr. Peavey. Mr. Peavey’s directorial career has been marked by his search for exactly the instrument suited to the exceptional talent which he has organized under his leadership. That he has succeeded in his purpose is indicated in a letter received by the Martin Band Instrument Company of Elkhart, Indiana, to whom this distinguished director wrote as follows:
“I wish to congratulate you upon the success you are having and which you deserve. I am having my band entirely ‘Martin’ equipped as fast as you can make shipments. We are more than pleased with your instruments, and wherever we can speak a good word for ‘Martin’ we are more than pleased to do so. My kindest regards and best wishes for the continued success of ‘Handcraft’ Instruments.”