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Peanuts Hucko

Michael Andrew “Peanuts” Hucko was born in 1918 in Syracuse, NY and moved to New York City in 1939. From 1939 to 1940, He played tenor saxophone with Will Bradley and Joe Marsala. After a brief time with Charlie Spivak, he joined the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band in which he served in Europe during World War II. During this time, Peanuts (the nickname comes from a childhood love of them) began to concentrate on the clarinet “because we did a lot of marching in sand, which was awkward with the tenor.” With Miller's Uptown Hall Gang, he was featured in a hard-driving version of Stealin' Apples.

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Albums

Complete Big Band 1953-1957
Complete Big Band...
Jazz Connections
2007
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[no cover]
Tribute To Benny...
Not On Label (Salt Peanuts Self-released)
1984
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[no cover]
Stealin' Apples
Not On Label (Salt Peanuts Self-released)
1983
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[no cover]
Peanuts Hucko
Not On Label (Salt Peanuts Self-released)
1981
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Videos

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