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  1. Billy Eckstine (or simply "Mr. B.") was the first romantic black male singer in popular music. (Web site)
  2. Billy Eckstine was the first black singer to make the cover of Life magazine. (Web site)
  3. Billy EckStine was in the audience and recommended Sarah to Earl "Fatha" Hines. (Web site)
  4. Billy Eckstine was born on July 8, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but moved to Washington, D.C. during his childhood. (Web site)
  5. In 1944, Billy Eckstine, the singer with the Hines band, formed a big band of his own and engaged Gillespie to play and to be the music director. (Web site)


  1. Nevertheless, he continued to drift from band to band, and played on some records with Johnny Otis, and Billy Eckstine.


  1. In 1944, Billy Eckstine brought together many of the veterans of the Hines ensemble to form one of the most innovative big bands of the period.


  1. For any women who read this blog and might be feeling a little down, listening to Billy Eckstine will chase your blues away.
  2. My dad listened quite a bit to records by singers like "Little" Jimmy Scott [pictured], Billy Eckstine and Nat Cole.


  1. Green also toured with Billy Eckstine and George Shearing, leading a small-group bebop unit with Joe Newman and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.


  1. From there, he briefly led a Boston-based big band before joining Billy Eckstine 's new group, with which he would remain from 1944-1947. (Web site)


  1. During his tours with Tucker, Mulligan got the chance to listen to Billy Eckstine and his band.

Large Part

  1. A large part of the Earl Hines band departed in 1943 to form a new group headed by Billy Eckstine. (Web site)


  1. Billy Eckstine - William Clarence “Billy” Eckstine was an American singer of ballads and bandleader of the swing era. (Web site)

Big Joe Turner

  1. Abramson had previously worked for National Records, where he dealt with Big Joe Turner and Billy Eckstine. (Web site)


  1. He joined up with Billy Eckstine, where Parker also was a member of the band.


  1. I had heard him play with Billy Eckstine, and I knew about him through his records with Dizzy.

Benny Carter

  1. In 1987 she co-produced a CD "Billy Eckstine sing with Benny Carter" and sing in duet with Mr.B two ballads. (Web site)

Jazz Greats

  1. He lives in California and has played bass with such jazz greats as Billy Eckstine, Terry Gibbs, and Carl Fontana.


  1. Includes liner notes by Gary Giddins.This album, which pairs Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine, is a vocal-jazz-lover's dream.
  2. This album, which pairs Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine, is a vocal-jazz-lover's dream. (Web site)


  1. Vaughan was reunited with Billy Eckstine for a series of duet recordings in 1957 that yielded the hit "Passing Strangers".


  1. Billy Eckstine, Hines' singer at the time, has been credited by Vaughan and others with hearing her at the Apollo and recommending her to Hines. (Web site)

Modern Jazz Quartet

  1. Clarke spent the late '40s in Europe, was with Billy Eckstine in the U.S. in 1951 and became an original member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1951-55). (Web site)

Fletcher Henderson

  1. Gordon also freelanced and toured with Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson before he joined the Billy Eckstine Orchestra as a regular member of the band.


  1. Singer Billy Eckstine, who was with Hines at the time, has been credited by Vaughan and others with hearing her at the Apollo and recommending her to Hines. (Web site)
  2. In the audience that night was the singer Billy Eckstine. (Web site)
  3. And in 1944, the singer Billy Eckstine took over part of the Earl Hines band and created the first be-bop orchestra, of which few recorded performaces exist. (Web site)


  1. That same year the singer was signed to RCA Records, who harboured plans to shape him in the mould of Nat King Cole and Billy Eckstine. (Web site)
  2. The following year, Billy Eckstine formed his own band, and Vaughan joined him. (Web site)

Art Blakey

  1. I met Art Blakey when I was playing with Hamp's band and he was playing with the Billy Eckstine band.


  1. He played Chick recordings of Parker, Gillespie, Bud Powell and the Billy Eckstine band, and took him to hear live jazz.
  2. The Billy Eckstine Band, featuring Charlie 'Bird' Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, was in town for a two-week stint and asked Davis to sit in with them. (Web site)
  3. Then, in 1944, he joined the Billy Eckstine band and stayed with Billy for the duration of that band, until 1947. (Web site)


  1. Early career In the 1940s, Blakey was a member of bands led by Mary Lou Williams, Fletcher Henderson, and Billy Eckstine.
  2. In the 1940s, Blakey was a member of bands led by Mary Lou Williams, Fletcher Henderson, and Billy Eckstine. (Web site)
  3. After being discharged he went on to play in the bands of Billy Eckstine, Eddie Heywood, Lucky Millinder and Bull Moose Jackson. (Web site)

Sonny Stitt

  1. He became a member of the Billy Eckstine and Woody Herman bands in 1944 and 1949 respectively, and then in 1950 formed a duet with Sonny Stitt. (Web site)

Charlie Parker

  1. This was a path similar to that taken during the late '40s by her mentor, Billy Eckstine, and by Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. (Web site)

Tony Bennett

  1. Tucker, who has worked with Billy Eckstine, Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, and Tony Bennett, shows why he is so in demand as a singer's accompanist. (Web site)
  2. Her maternal grandfather, Bobby Tucker, played piano for Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett and Billie Holiday at the height of his career. (Web site)

Sarah Vaughan

  1. When Billy Eckstine left the Earl Hines Band to form his own big band, Dizzy, Charlie and Sarah Vaughan defected as well to make the first bebop big band. (Web site)

Dizzy Gillespie

  1. But one night, Billy Eckstine and Dizzy Gillespie came in, and Art Blakey saw them. (Web site)
  2. A year later she joined the singer Billy Eckstine 's band, where she met Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.
  3. He was 18 when he heard the Billy Eckstine band, an ark that carried Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, in St. Louis in 1944. (Web site)


  1. After recording very sparingly during the '70s, Eckstine made his last recording (Billy Eckstine Sings with Benny Carter) in 1986. (Web site)
  2. Hamza, according to the liner notes, was influenced by Billy Eckstine, and he reminds me of a tenor version of Eckstine. (Web site)

Earl Hines

  1. Parker and Gillespie played in Earl Hines 's swing-oriented band and Billy Eckstine 's more modern band.
  2. She began performing with Earl Hines in the early 1940s, but soon broke away with Billy Eckstine. (Web site)
  3. That was true for all the top black musicians of the time -- Louie Armstrong, Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine and others. (Web site)

Billy Eckstine

  1. He also accompanied some of the leading artists of the day, including Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson.
  2. This period also saw the early emergence of bebop as Earl Hines hired Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Billy Eckstine. (Web site)
  3. In July of 1944 he sat in with Billy Eckstine and his band, where he met his life long idols, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. (Web site)


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  3. Encyclopedia of Keywords > Society > Awards > Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Arts > Music > Jazz > Sarah Vaughan
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