- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (15,34,46)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
American singer who appeared with Benny Goodman, Bobby Hackett, Will Bradley, and Jack Jenney.
She married trumpeter Harry James played on 4 May 1935 and they had two sons before divorcing in May 1943.
In 1940, Tobin recorded “Deed I Do” and “Don’t Let It Get You Down,” with Bradley and His Orchestra. Her biggest hit was with Goodman: “There'll Be Some Changes Made” made number two on the Hit Parade in 1941 for 15 weeks. In 1945, she recorded “All through the Day” with Tommy Jones and His Orchestra, and “June Comes Every Year” with Emil Coleman and His Orchestra.
While singing at the 1962 Newport Jazz Festival, she met her future husband, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko. They married in 1967.
In 1974, Hucko led the Glenn Miller Orchestra, touring worldwide with Tobin singing various numbers with the band. In the 1980s they toured Europe, Australia, and Japan with the Pied Piper Quintet and recorded albums tributed to Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman. Their last vocal duet “When You're Smiling” is included on the album Swing That Music (1992). Hucko died in 2003.
In 2008, Tobin donated her extensive collection of paraphernalia to create the Tobin-Hucko Jazz Collection at Texas A&M University-Commerce.