Danny Alguire wrote a charming and sincere tribute to Benny Strickler (below)
Download a pdf of Danny's monograph
Download "Danny Alguire Remembered," by ChrisTyle, 1992
Between WWII and 1949 Alguire worked and recorded with Country & Western Swing acts like T. Texas Tyler and Merle Travis.
This image is from a film short with Travis
In the 1950s & '60s Danny brought to Firehouse Five Plus Two some of the tunes
and training from his stint observing Wills.
From a film short of Firehouse Five Plus Two Jazz Band
Danny Alguire Sings "Home in San Antone" for Bob.mp3
Bob 'SUPREMELY HAPPY' w/ this band, Cuts a hotel band.mp3
BOB's CIGAR, Bob 'beat the devil,' Benny on Wills.mp3
BENZEDRINE & booze.mp3
Wills BUS left at 2am.mp3
Benny was 'Straw boss' for Tulsa broadcasts & tours.mp3
Courtesy Hal Smith)
Danny Alguire's Monograph
Danny wrote a charming and sincere personal tribute to Benny
Download a .pdf copy
This is the 3-page Floyd Levin article about Benny that Alguire refers to is reproduced in: Classic Jazz, Floyd Levin, Univ of Calif Press, 2000
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