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 James Monte Maloney

James Monte Maloney

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Mar 1962 (aged 59)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden Of Valley View, Lot 9, Block F, Space 1
Memorial ID 9286 · View Source
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Musician. Born James Monte Maloney in Dallas, Texas, he was a clarinetist and leader of the popular Jimmy Joy Orchestra. In in 1921, his band started playing at the Joyland Park in Galveston, Texas and park management billed the band as Jimmy Joy. By the 1930s, he was performing weekly on a half hour jazz concert over the San Antonio WOAI radio station and on the big time vaudeville circuit. The band evolved into one of the favorites in the Midwest, performing at the top hotels such as the Muehlbach in Kansas City, the Peabody in Memphis, Baker and Adolphus Hotels in Dallas and the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. He also recorded for Mercury Records, plus made occasional trips to the East Coast and was playing at the Casino Gardens in Santa Monica, California in the early forties. He died at the age of 59 in Dallas, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Monte Maloney (20 Apr 1902–7 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9286, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .