Chapter

Tempting Offers

Gwen Terry

in Clark

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268463
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520949782 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0020
Tempting Offers

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In this chapter, Clark Terry shares his experience of being offered tempting offers for jobs for various gigs and bands. It was in 1946 that Clark got scouted by Louis Jordan for his band. He had a famous band, with a renowned reputation. George Hudson expressed his disappointment at this offer and Clark decided not to join Louis Jordan. Not long after that, he got a telegram from Jimmy Lunceford asking Clark to join his band. It was Clark's wish to play for a band but this was a tough time to make a decision to leave George Hudson. It was precisely at this time, when George Hudson's group got the go for the tour with Illinois. Clark decided not to leave George when he was needed the most. Apart from taking up a few local gigs and temporarily joining Hamp's band, Clark decided not to leave George Hudson.

Keywords: offers; Louis Jordan; Jimmy Lunceford; Illinois; gigs; band

Chapter.  1162 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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