American musicians born in 1908

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1908:

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton (April 20, 1908 Louisville-August 31, 2002 New York City) also known as Lionel Leo Hampton, Hampton, Lionel, Hamp or Mad Lionel was an American composer, actor, organist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and bandleader.

His albums: Just One of Those Things, The Complete Quartets and Quintets with Oscar Peterson on Verve, Vibramatic! - Revisited Series, Part IV, 50th Anniversary Concert Live at Carnegie Hall, Bluebird Sessions, Golden Vibes / Silver Vibes, Hamp's Boogie, Hot Mallets, Volume 1, Lionel Hampton & Friends and Midnight Sun. Genres he performed include Swing music, Big Band and Mainstream jazz.

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Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 Astoria-February 15, 1984 Manhattan) a.k.a. Ethel Agnes Zimmermann was an American singer, actor and voice actor. Her children are called Robert Levitt Jr. and Ethel Levitt.

Related albums: Cocktail Hour, 24 Classic Songs, I Got Rhythm!, The Ethel Merman Disco Album, There's No Business Like Show Business: The Ethel Merman Collection, I Get a Kick Out of You, Gypsy: A Musical Fable and You're the Top.

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Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 Brinkley-February 4, 1975 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Louis Jordon, Jordan, Louis, Louis Thomas Jordan, The King of the Juke Boxes, Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five, Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five or The King of the Jukebox was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, saxophonist and bandleader.

His albums: V-Disc Recordings, Louis Jordan on Film 1942-1948, World Transcriptions, Five Guys Named Moe: Original Decca Recordings, Volume 2, I Believe In Music, Let the Good Times Roll (1938-1954), Live Jive, Rock & Roll Call, Jumpin' And Jivin' At Jubilee and 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Jordan. Genres he performed: Jazz, Jump blues, Rock music, Blues, Big Band, Ska, Comedy rock, Rhythm and blues, Swing music and Comedy music.

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Eunice Norton

Eunice Norton (June 30, 1908 Minneapolis-December 9, 2005 Vienna) was an American pianist.

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson (June 29, 1908 Cambridge-May 18, 1975 Woodbury) also known as Anderson, Leroy was an American composer.

His albums include Syncopated Clock and Other Favorites, The Leroy Anderson Collection, The Best of Leroy Anderson, Fiddle Faddle (Utah Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Maurice Abravanel), The Typewriter: Leroy Anderson Favorites, Goldilocks (1958 original Broadway cast), Orchestral Music, Volume 1, Orchestral Music, Volume 4, Blue Tango, Symphonic Pops By and Orchestral Music, Volume 5.

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Ruby Elzy

Ruby Elzy (February 20, 1908 Pontotoc-June 26, 1943) was an American singer.

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Harold Rome

Harold Rome (May 27, 1908 Hartford-October 26, 1993 New York City) also known as Harold Rome, Harold J. Rome or Harold Jacob Rome was an American songwriter, composer, writer and lyricist.

His albums: A Touch Of Rome, Scarlett (1970 original Japanese cast), Pins and Needles (25th Anniversary studio cast), Fanny, Gone With the Wind (1972 original London cast), I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962 original Broadway cast), And Then I Wrote... and Wish You Were Here (1952 original Broadway cast).

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Russ Columbo

Russ Columbo (January 14, 1908 Camden-September 2, 1934 Beverly Hills) also known as Colombo, Russ, Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo or Russ Colombo was an American singer and actor.

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Hot Lips Page

Hot Lips Page (January 27, 1908 Dallas-November 5, 1954 New York City) also known as Hot Lips Page, Hots Lips Page, Page, Hot Lips, Pappa Snow White, Oran Thaddeus Page, "Hot Lips" Page or Oran (Hot Lips) Page was an American bandleader and singer.

His most recognized albums: Nothing but the Blues, Jump for Joy, After Hours in Harlem, The Chronological Classics: Hot Lips Page 1950-1953, The Chronological Classics: Hot Lips Page 1940-1944, The Chronological Classics: Hot Lips Page 1944-1946, Sweets, Lips and Lots of Jazz, Trumpet Battle at Minton's, The Chronological Classics: Hot Lips Page and His Band 1938-1940 and The Chronological Classics: Hot Lips Page 1946-1950. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Patsy Montana

Patsy Montana (October 30, 1908 Hot Springs-May 3, 1996 San Jacinto) also known as Montana, Patsy was an American singer and actor.

Her most well known albums: The Cowboy's Sweetheart and The Best of Patsy Montana. Genres she performed: Country and Western music.

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Bob Nolan

Bob Nolan (April 13, 1908 Winnipeg-June 16, 1980 Newport Beach) a.k.a. Nolan, Bob, Clarence Robert Nobles, The Stephen Foster of the West, America's No. 1 Cowboy Composer, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Noland and The Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers or Robert Clarence Nobles was an American singer, singer-songwriter, actor and film score composer. He had one child, Roberta Irene.

Genres he performed include Country and Western music.

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Stuart Hamblen

Stuart Hamblen (October 20, 1908 Kellyville-March 8, 1989 Santa Monica) also known as Carl Stuart Hamblen, Cowboy Joe or Hamblen, Stuart was an American actor and singer-songwriter.

His albums include I Believe / These Things Shall Pass and Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You) / I'll Find You. His related genres: Country, Gospel music and Western music.

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Bernie Hanighen

Bernie Hanighen (April 27, 1908-October 19, 1976) a.k.a. Hanighen, Bernie was an American songwriter.

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Bob Russell

Bob Russell (January 1, 1908 Americas-January 24, 1998) a.k.a. Bob Russel was an American singer.

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Ish Kabibble

Ish Kabibble (January 19, 1908 North East-June 5, 1994 Joshua Tree) a.k.a. Merwyn Bogue, M.A. Bogue, Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' Bogue or Merwyn Alton Bogue was an American comedian, actor and musician.

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Herman Chittison

Herman Chittison (October 15, 1908 Flemingsburg-March 8, 1967 Cleveland) also known as Chittison, Herman was an American jazz pianist.

His albums: The Chronological Classics: Herman Chittison 1944-1945, The Chronological Classics: Herman Chittison 1933-1941 and The Chronological Classics: Herman Chittison 1945-1950.

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Orlando Cole

Orlando Cole (August 16, 1908 Philadelphia-January 25, 2010) was an American , .

Genres he performed include Classical music.

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Shirley Griffith

Shirley Griffith (April 26, 1908 Brandon-June 18, 1974 Indianapolis) was an American songwriter, singer and musician.

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Thomas Shaw

Thomas Shaw (March 4, 1908 Brenham-February 24, 1977 San Diego) was an American songwriter, singer and musician.

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Clancy Hayes

Clancy Hayes (November 14, 1908 United States of America-March 13, 1972) was an American singer.

His most well known albums: The Jazz Masters, Happy Melodies and Oh by Jingo.

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Texas Ruby

Texas Ruby (May 4, 1908 Decatur-March 29, 1963) was an American songwriter and singer.

Genres she performed: Country.

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Sammy Price

Sammy Price (October 6, 1908 Honey Grove-April 14, 1992 New York City) a.k.a. Samuel B. Price, Sam Price, Price, Sammy or Samuel Blythe Price was an American jazz pianist.

His most recognized albums: Jazz in Paris: Good Paree, 1992, Barrelhouse And Blues, The Chronological Classics: Sam Price 1942-1945, Jazz in Paris: Sammy Price and Doc Cheatham Play George Gershwin, Jazz in Paris: Paris Blues and . His related genres: Jump blues and Jazz.

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Kid Sheik

Kid Sheik (September 15, 1908 New Orleans-November 7, 1996) otherwise known as Kid Sheik Cola or George Colar was an American , .

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Manny Klein

Manny Klein (February 4, 1908 New York City-May 31, 1994) otherwise known as Mannie Klein was an American trumpeter.

Genres he performed: Jazz and Klezmer.

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Percy Faith

Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 Toronto-February 9, 1976 Encino) otherwise known as P. Faith, The Percy Faith Strings or Faith, Percy was an American bandleader, composer and film score composer.

His albums: 16 Most Requested Songs, Camelot / My Fair Lady, Angel of the Morning / Black Magic Woman, Instrumental Favorites: A Time Life Collection, Viva! The Music of Mexico / The Music of Brazil!, The Ultimate Collection, More Themes For Young Lovers, Percy Faith Plays Music From South Pacific, Porgy and Bess / The Most Happy Fella and The Most Happy Fella.

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Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott (September 10, 1908 Brooklyn-February 8, 1994 Los Angeles) also known as Scott, Raymond, Scott & Hanighan, Harry Warnow, Raymond Scott and His Lucky Strike Orchestra, Raymond Scott and His Orchestra, Raymond Scott Quintet or Raymond Scott and his Quintette was an American composer, bandleader, actor and film score composer.

His most well known albums: Soothing Sounds for Baby, Volume 1: 1 to 6 Months, Soothing Sounds for Baby, Volume 2: 6 to 12 Months, Soothing Sounds for Baby, Volume 3: 12 to 18 Months, The Raymond Scott Project, Volume 1: Powerhouse, Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights, Manhattan Research, Inc. and The Unexpected. Genres: Jazz, Exotica, Electronic music, Film score and Musical theatre.

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Lee Wiley

Lee Wiley (October 9, 1908 Fort Gibson-December 11, 1975 New York City) also known as Wiley, Lee or Lee Willey was an American singer.

Her most important albums: Music of Manhattan, Songs of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart and Harold Arlen, Back Home Again, Manhattan Nights, Night in Manhattan / Sings Vincent Youmans / Sings Irving Berlin, Time on My Hands, Night in Manhattan, As Time Goes By, Rodgers and Hart Album and Duologue. Her related genres: Jazz.

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Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter (December 11, 1908 Manhattan-November 5, 2012 New York City) otherwise known as Elliot Carter, Eliott Carter, Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. or Carter, Elliott was an American composer and author.

His albums include Chamber Music (Arditti String Quartet feat. piano: Ursula Oppens), Concerto for Orchestra, etc. (London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: Oliver Knussen), Piano Works (Choi), The Four String Quartets / Duo for Violin & Piano (Juilliard String Quartet), Music of Elliott Carter, Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / Cello Sonata / Double Concerto, Symphony no. 1 / Piano Concerto, The Vocal Works (1975-1981) (Speculum Musicae), Lauds and Lamentations: Music of Elliott Carter and Isang Yun (feat. oboe, horn: Heinz Holliger, violin: Thomas Zehetmair, viola: Ruth Killius, cello: Thomas Demenga) and The Complete Music for Piano. Genres he performed include 20th-century classical music, Serialism, Ballet, Chamber music and Opera.

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Claude Thornhill

Claude Thornhill (August 10, 1908 Terre Haute-July 2, 1965 New York City) also known as Thornhill, Claude was an American pianist, bandleader and jazz pianist.

Discography: Best of Big Bands: Claude Thornhill and 1947 Transcription Performances. Genres he performed include Jazz and Cool jazz.

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Red Norvo

Red Norvo (March 31, 1908 Beardstown-April 6, 1999 Santa Monica) otherwise known as Kenneth Norville or Norvo, Red was an American vibraphonist.

His discography includes: Red Norvo on Dial - All Existing Takes, On Stage, The Modern, Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 and Benny Carter All Stars (feat. Nat Adderley & Red Norvo). His related genres: Jazz.

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Alvino Rey

Alvino Rey (July 1, 1908 Oakland-February 2, 2004 Salt Lake City) also known as Alvin McBurney, Alvin Henry McBurney, Alvino Rey and His Orchestra or Alvino Ray was an American bandleader, actor and music director. He had three children, Liza Butler, Rob Rey and Jon Rey.

His albums include By Request and Swingin' Fling. Genres: Jazz, Exotica and Swing music.

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Bunny Berigan

Bunny Berigan (November 2, 1908 Hilbert-June 2, 1942 New York City) otherwise known as Bunny Berrigan, Rowland Bernard Berigan, Rowland Bernart Berigan or Berigan, Bunny was an American singer and trumpeter.

His albums: The Classic Tracks, Starting, Gangbusters, Jazz Greats, Volume 67: Bunny Berigan: You've Got Everything and I Can't Get Started. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Eden Ahbez

Eden Ahbez (April 15, 1908 Brooklyn-March 4, 1995 Los Angeles) was an American , .

His discography includes: Eden's Island. Genres he performed: Exotica.

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Jabbo Smith

Jabbo Smith (December 24, 1908 Pembroke-January 16, 1991 New York City) was an American trumpeter and musician.

His albums: The Complete 1929/1938 Sessions (disc 2) and The Complete Hidden Treasure Sessions.

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Frank Perkins

Frank Perkins (April 21, 1908 Massachusetts-March 15, 1988) also known as Frank S. Perkins or Perkins, Frank was an American composer.

Genres related to him: Film score.

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Harmonica Frank Floyd

Harmonica Frank Floyd (October 11, 1908 Toccopola-August 7, 1984 Blanchester) also known as Harmonica Frank was an American singer.

Discography: The Missing Link, Harmonica Frank Floyd and Harmonica. Genres he performed include Blues, Country, Folk music and Rockabilly.

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John Kirby

John Kirby (December 31, 1908 Winchester-June 14, 1952 Hollywood) a.k.a. Kirby, John was an American musician and conductor.

His albums include The Biggest Little Band in the Land, John Kirby and Rehearsing for a Nervous Breakdown. His related genres: Jazz.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908 Stonewall-January 22, 1973 Stonewall) also known as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lyndon B Johnson, Johnson, Lyndon B., Lindon B. Johnson, President Lyndon Johnson, Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, L.B.J., Landslide Lyndon or Johnson, Light Bulb was an American teacher and politician. His children are Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson.

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Harlan Lattimore

Harlan Lattimore (November 25, 1908 Cincinnati-July 1, 1980) a.k.a. Lattimore, Harlan was an American singer.

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Halsey Stevens

Halsey Stevens (December 3, 1908 Scott-January 20, 1989 Long Beach) also known as Stevens, Halsey was an American , .

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Hammie Nixon

Hammie Nixon (January 22, 1908 Brownsville-August 17, 1984 Jackson) was an American musician.

Genres he performed include Country blues.

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Russell Procope

Russell Procope (August 11, 1908 New York City-January 21, 1981 New York City) a.k.a. R Procope, Russel Procope or Procope, Russell was an American , .

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Milton Berle

Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 New York City-March 27, 2002 Los Angeles) also known as Milton Berlinger, Mendel Berlinger, Berle, Milton, Uncle Miltie, Mr. Television, The Boy Wonder, The Thief of Bad Gags or Mr. and Mrs. Milton Berle was an American comedian, actor, television producer, television director, screenwriter and composer. His children are called Victoria Berle, William Berle and Bob Williams.

His most well known albums: Songs My Mother Loved.

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Joaquin Nin-Culmell

Joaquin Nin-Culmell (September 5, 1908 Berlin-January 14, 2004) was an American , .

His discography includes: Granados: Goyescas / Nin-Culmell: Tonadas.

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Johnny Green

Johnny Green (October 10, 1908 New York City-May 15, 1989 Beverly Hills) also known as John Green, John Waldo Green, John W. Green, Beulah or Green, John was an American composer, conductor, film score composer, film producer, songwriter, music arranger and musician. His children are called Kathe Green, Babbie Green and Kim Meglio.

His albums: Raintree County, The Wreck of the Mary Deare / Twilight of Honor and The Rhythm Pianists. His related genres: Film score.

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Chu Berry

Chu Berry (September 13, 1908 Wheeling-October 30, 1941 Conneaut) a.k.a. Leon "Chu" Berry was an American , .

His most important albums: Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions, The Chronological Classics: Chu Berry 1937-1941, Berry Story and Blowing Up a Breeze. Genres he performed: Swing music.

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George Duning

George Duning (February 25, 1908 Richmond-February 27, 2000 San Diego) otherwise known as George Dunning was an American film score composer and musician. His children are called Kathleen D. Frankeberger and Patricia N. Brayton.

His albums: Bell, Book and Candle / 1001 Arabian Nights, Picnic, Bell, Book, and Candle, Cowboy, Who's Got The Action?, Dear Brigitte / Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, The World of Suzie Wong, Then Came Bronson, The Naked City and Toys in the Attic. Genres: Film score.

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Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 Belleville-July 6, 2003 Torrance) also known as Christian Rudolf Ebsen Jr., Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr., Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr, Christian Ludolph Ebsen Jr. or Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr. was an American actor, dancer and film producer. He had seven children, Kiki Ebsen, Bonnie Ebsen, Alix Ebsen, Susannah Ebsen, Elizabeth Ebsen, Dustin Ebsen and Cathy Ebsen.

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Bette Davis

Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 Lowell-October 6, 1989 Neuilly-sur-Seine) otherwise known as Ruth Elizabeth Davis, The First Lady of Film, The Fifth Warner Brother, Miss Bette Davis, Betty, Betty Davis, Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis, The First Lady of the American Screen, Ruth Davis or Fred was an American actor. She had three children, B. D. Hyman, Michael Merrill and Margot Merrill.

Her albums: Miss Bette Davis.

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Alexander Schneider

Alexander Schneider (October 21, 1908 Vilnius-February 2, 1993 Manhattan) a.k.a. Abram Sznejder or Sasha was an American conductor, violinist, educator, concertmaster and artistic director.

His albums: Sextet no. 1 / Piano Trio no. 1, Concertos for 1 & 2 Violins & Strings, Casals Edition: String Quintet, D 956 / Symphony no. 5, D 485 and The Six Brandenburg Concertos.

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