Whether they are going to or coming from 'a dig', The 'dig' that record-collectors refer to is the thrift store/rummage store/flea market/retro-record store/ where vintage vinyl is usually available. Basically everywhere you can find old records is 'the dig'. And, of course, when you're looking through old records, you're really going through someone else's collection which they've sold off or given up for whatever reason up to and including an untimely death. When a record store gets an influx of 'vintage' vinyl, what they are usually doing is buying up someone's old collection for re-sale. So when you, perhaps, decide to look through those records, you can usually find out something about the person whose collection it used to be.
However there's this certain Guy that keeps showing up every once in a while in vintage vinyl, and even though his music is probably not quite as familiarly nostalgic as Benny Goodman or Glen Miller, and he's nowhere near as sought after as that Miles Davis album or great players like Charlie Parker or John Coltrain, you find his albums usually do sell, though they are usually less expensive to acquire than those vintage Doors albums.
'That Guy' is Guy Lombardo, and the reason that he keeps showing up when you go 'digging' for vintage vinyl is simple: It's sheer volume. Guy Lombardo was a recording 'star' long before they started handing out gold records or even keeping track of the sales of albums. Over the course of his lifetime it's estimated he's sold somewhere between 100 to 300 MILLION records. And that is a staggering amount for any artist of any genre of music. Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians started as a group of Lombardo himself and mostly his brothers, including singer Carmen Lombardo who were later joined by several musicians and that's when Guy took up the baton and became the bandleader.
The Fox Trot
Coming out of the late 1920s, Guy Lombardo and his band laid the foundation for their music and their careers on a dance called the Fox Trot (or Foxtrot if you want to make it all one word). Today, the Fox Trot is considered one of those confusing and difficult ballroom dances that they occasionally do on competitive television shows or movies set in a historical period. In its day, however, the Fox Trot was considered to be much easier than tap dancing, square dancing or the 'Flapper' dances like the 'charleston' and other 'wild' dances of the first Jazz Age in the 1920s. The Fox Trot was simpler, allowed for improvisation and also was a dance that could be learned without paying for too many lessons.
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