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Don Redman

Don Redman

Don Redman (1900 – 1964) was one of the most important arrangers and band leaders of the 1920s and 1930s, also a competent reed player, but it should not be forgotten that his vocal efforts were highly original and enjoyable… … Read entire article »

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Walter Fuller

Walter Fuller

Walter Fuller (1910 – 2003) was a fine and hot swing trumpeter and vocalist, mostly known for his long time work with the Earl Hines orchestra in the thirties and early forties but left jazz much too early… … Read entire article »

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Ovie Alston

Ovie Alston

Ovie Alston (1905 – 1989) was a fine trumpeter with the Claude Hopkins orchestra in the thirties, but he was also a very personal singer… … Read entire article »

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