Free Spanish and French classes were being offered to Worthington adults in 1934, and Tiny Little’s orchestra was leaving town for the winter. Does anyone have any more information on Tiny Little’s orchestra? Search engines fail to turn up anything useful, at least for me.
Edit: Here are excerpts from two Ray Crippen columns about Tiny Little:
By now it is necessary to remind: Big Tiny is the son of Irvin (Tiny) Little, whose band from the 1930s and 1940s was one of the great Midwestern bands of that era. The Littles lived at 814 Third Ave.
In this same vein, Irvine Little was a big man. He was known everywhere as Tiny. The Tiny Little Orchestra is a legend. Lawrence Welk gave Tiny’s son Dudley, the ragtime pianist, a kind of ultimate nickname: Big Tiny Little Junior.
Ray’s written more about Big Tiny Little than about Tiny Little, as far as I can tell.
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