Posted by Ike Harris on October 09, 1999 at 23:26:19:
In Reply to: Re: Paul Whiteman`s Orch. posted by Gary Press on October 08, 1999 at 11:14:17:
I have here a xerox of a payroll sheet of Whiteman's band from Jan. 1928. The bass/tubist listed is Mike Trafficante earning $175 for the week, just under Bix Biederbeck at $200, but over Bing Crosby at $150. An interesting priority compared to the present.