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    • Ginger and His Ginger Snaps at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Big bands; Dance halls;
    • The Crytal Ball Room, built c.1925 was famous for contracting big bands and entertainment and remained popular through the 1960's. It featured big bands and dancing, roller skating and other events, such as prize fights. Young men bought tickets...
    • Listen to Ginger and his Ginger Snaps at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Posters; Memorabilia; Big bands;
    • The Crytal Ball Room, built c.1925 at the south end of Bass Lake, was a popular place through the 1960's. It featured big bands and dancing, roller skating and other events, such as prize fights. This poster is an advertisement for Ginger and his...
    • Billy Roy and His Band at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Advertisements; Publicity; Big bands;
    • The Crytal Ball Room, built c.1925 at the south end of Bass Lake, was a popular place through the 1960's. It featured big bands and dancing, roller skating and other events, such as prize fights. Young men bought tickets for 10 cents for the...
    • Black Diamonds Play at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Publicity photographs; Big bands;
    • This photo is a publicity photograph, popular in the early 1900s. The Black Diamonds were a big band contracted by the Brunswick Recording Company. The Crytal Ball Room where they were contracted in Bass Lake was built c.1925 and was a popular...
    • The Bricktops at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Publicity photographs; Big bands;
    • Female band leaders were not common in the first quarter of the 1900s, but Bobbie Grice and her Brick Tops had a big following nation-wide. A big part of that was her band's musical talent and another part was, of course, the unique fact that they...
    • Ginger and His Ginger Snaps at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Publicity photographs; Big bands; Dance halls;
    • The Crytal Ball Room, built c.1925 at the south end of Bass Lake, was a popular place through the 1960's. It featured big bands and dancing, roller skating and other events, such as prize fights. Young men bought tickets for 10 cents for the...
    • Maurie Sherman on the Road at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Big bands; Buses;
    • During the 1920s and 30s, Maurie Sherman was a well-known leader of a Chicago band who appeared often at the College Inn of the Hotel Sherman (no relation) . Maurie gained much popularity via his frequent remote radio broadcasts, both local and...
    • Crystal Ball Room

    • Starke County (Ind.); Dance halls; Automobiles; Big bands; Boxing;
    • The Crytal Ball Room, built c.1925 at the south end of Bass Lake, was a popular place through the 1960's. It featured big bands and dancing, roller skating and other events, such as prize fights. Young men bought tickets for 10 cents for the...
    • Red Hufford at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Big bands; Publicity photographs;
    • The 20th century saw the emergence of Ragtime and Jazz dance bands, which evolved into swing and big band ensembles through the l930s. ‘40s, and '50s. Memorable bands included the Russell Amith Orchestra, Clay Military Band, Reginald Duvalle...
    • Dance at the Crystal Ball Room at Bass Lake.

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Tickets; Memorabilia; Dance halls;
    • The Crytal Ball Room, built c.1925 at the south end of Bass Lake, was a popular place through the 1960's. It featured big bands and dancing, roller skating and other events, such as prize fights. This ticket admitted one lady on Saturday night.
    • Dan Russo and His Band Play at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Publicity photographs; Big bands;
    • This poster advertising Dan Russo and his Brunswick Orchestra is just one of the many entertainers who visited Bass Lake at the Crystal Ball Room. Russo and the Orioles were contracted with Brunswick Records Studio. As you can see from the...
    • Don Redman at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Big bands; Publicity photographs;
    • Don Redman, born in 1900, was an American jazz musician, arranger, and composer. His father was a music teacher and his mother was a singer. He began playing the trumpet at 3 and joined his first band at 6. By age 12 he was proficient on all wind...

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