The Five Pennies
(performer: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862) - uncredited)
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
Loring 'Red' Nichols | Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
Did You Know?
Nichols was best known as leader of 'The Five Pennies', which, despite the name, usually featured at least eight instruments. His sidemen included some of the best white jazz musicians of the 20's and 30's, including Joe Venuti, Miff Mole, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa and Glenn Miller.