American musicians born in 1919

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1919:

Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day (October 18, 1919 Chicago-November 23, 2006 Los Angeles) also known as Anita O' Day, O'Day, Anita, Anita Belle Colton, The Jezebel of Jazz or "The Jezebel of Jazz" was an American singer.

Her most recognized albums: Live at the City San Francisco 1979, Angel Eyes: Live in Tokyo, Live in Concert Tokyo: 1976, Complete Signature & London Recordings (disc 1), Verve Jazz Masters 49, The Complete Anita O'Day Verve/Clef Sessions, Young Anita, And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine, Anita O'Day Sings the Winners and Anita O'Day: Jazz Round Midnight. Genres she performed: Vocal jazz and Bebop.

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 New York City-January 27, 2014 New York City) otherwise known as Peter Seeger, The Weavers or Peter "Pete" Seeger was an American songwriter, musician, lyricist, composer, presenter, singer, activist and environmentalist. His children are called Mika Seeger, Tinya Seeger, Daniel Seeger and Peter Ōta Seeger.

Discography: Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children, Children's Concert at Town Hall, If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle, American Favorite Ballads, Volume 1, Which Side Are You On?, A Link in the Chain, All-Time Favorites (disc 1), American Industrial Ballads, Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big): Animal Folk Songs and Clearwater Classics. Genres: Folk music, Americana and American folk music.

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Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford (February 13, 1919 Bristol-October 17, 1991 Reston) also known as Tennesee Ernie Ford, "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, Tennesse Ernie Ford, Ernest Jennings Ford, Ford, Tennessee Ernie or Tennessee Ernie was an American singer, actor, author, announcer, military officer and presenter. His children are Jeffrey Buckner Ford and Brion Leonard Ford.

His albums include 14 Treasured Hymns, 16 Tons of Boogie: The Best of Tennessee Ernie Ford, 20 Country Classics, 22 Favorite Hymns, 36 All Time Greatest Hits, Absolutely the Best, All-Time Greatest Hymns, Amazing Grace: Gaither Gospel Series #1, Amazing Grace and Amazing Grace. Genres: Country, Pop music and Gospel music.

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Art Blakey

Art Blakey (October 11, 1919 Pittsburgh-October 16, 1990 New York City) a.k.a. Art Blakely, Blakey, Art, Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers, The Old Man, Bu, Arthur "Art" Blakey, The Tiger of Jazz, Jazz Tiger, Arthur (Art) Blakey, Abdulla Ibn Buhaina, William Arthur "Art" Blakey or Arthur Blakey was an American jazz drummer, bandleader, film score composer and actor.

His most important albums: Orgy in Rhythm, Volume 1, Holiday for Skins, Au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Blakey, Blues March, Child's Dance, Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Art Blakey, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Best of Art Blakey and The Concord Jazz Heritage Series. Genres he performed: Jazz, Hard bop and Bebop.

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Bull Moose Jackson

Bull Moose Jackson (April 22, 1919 Cleveland-July 31, 1989) a.k.a. Benjamin Jackson, Bullmoose Jackson, Bullmosse Jackson, Jackson, Bull Moose or Moose Jackson was an American singer and musician.

His albums include A Proper Introduction to Bull Moose Jackson: Bad Man Jackson, All My Love Belongs to You / I Want a Bowlegged Woman, Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Bull Moose Jackson 1947-1950, Oo-Oo-Ee-Bob-A-Lee-Bob / Jammin' and Jumpin', Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Bull Moose Jackson 1950-1953, Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Bull Moose Jackson 1945-1947, Big Ten-Inch Record: The Very Best of Bull Moose Jackson and Greatest Hits. Genres he performed include Blues and Rhythm and blues.

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Lil Green

Lil Green (December 22, 1919 Mississippi-April 14, 1954 Chicago) a.k.a. Lillian "Lil" Green, Green, Lil or Lillian \"Lil\" Green was an American singer.

Discography: Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Lil Green 1942-1946 and Why Don't You Do Right? / Love Me. Her related genres: Blues.

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Marion Hutton

Marion Hutton (March 10, 1919 Battle Creek-January 10, 1987 Kirkland) also known as Marion Thornburg was an American singer and actor. She had three children, Peter Douglas, John Philbin and Phillip Philbin.

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Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.

Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (January 27, 1919 Fresno-January 16, 1972 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as Rostom Sipan Bagdasarian, David Seville, Ross Bagdasarian, Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian or Seville, David was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, actor, pianist and screenwriter. He had two children, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Carol Bagdasarian.

Related albums: Let's All Sing with The Chipmunks, Sing Again with The Chipmunks, The Chipmunks Go to the Movies, Around the World with The Chipmunks, The Alvin Show, The Chipmunks See Doctor Dolittle, Chipmunks à Go-Go, The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits, Witch Doctor and Alvin's Harmonica.

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Lennie Tristano

Lennie Tristano (March 19, 1919 Chicago-November 18, 1978 New York City) also known as Lenni Tristano, Lenny Tristano or Tristano, Lennie was an American jazz pianist, pianist and composer.

His albums: Descent Into the Maelstrom, Lennie Tristano / The New Tristano, Lennie Tristano, Live in Toronto 1952, New York Improvisations, Concert in Copenhagen, Jazz in History I, Lennie Tristano Trio, Quartet, Quintet & Sextet: 1946-1949, and . Genres he performed include Avant-garde jazz, Cool jazz, Post-bop, Bebop and Free jazz.

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Al McKibbon

Al McKibbon (January 1, 1919 Chicago-July 29, 2005) also known as McKibbon, Al was an American , .

Genres related to him: Jazz.

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Herbie Nichols

Herbie Nichols (January 3, 1919 New York City-April 12, 1963 New York City) was an American jazz pianist.

His albums include The Complete Blue Note Recordings, Love, Gloom, Cash, Love, Herbie Nichols Trio, The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2 and The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1.

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Camilla Williams

Camilla Williams (October 18, 1919 Danville-January 29, 2012) was an American singer.

Her albums include Porgy and Bess and Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (opera).

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Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells (August 30, 1919 Nashville-July 16, 2012 Nashville) also known as Ellen Muriel Deason or Wells, Kitty was an American singer and singer-songwriter. Her children are called John Wright, Carol Sue Wright and Ruby Wright.

Her albums include Kitty Wells' Country Hitparade, The Queen of Country Music, God's Honky Tonk Angel: The First Queen of Country Music, 20 Greatest Hits, Dust on the Bible, Good Old Country, Greatest Hits, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kitty Wells, The Queen of Country Music and Kitty Wells: The Country Music Hall of Fame Series. Her related genres: Nashville sound, Honky-tonk, Country and Gospel music.

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George Rock

George Rock (October 11, 1919 Farmer City-April 12, 1988 Champaign) also known as George David Rock was an American musician and trumpeter.

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Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson (April 7, 1919 Philadelphia-July 29, 2007 Houston) also known as Nelson, Jimmy or Jimmie Nelson was an American singer.

His albums: Cry Hard Luck and Rockin’ and Shoutin’ the Blues. Genres: Swing music, Blues, Rhythm and blues and Jump blues.

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Johnny Desmond

Johnny Desmond (November 14, 1919 Detroit-September 6, 1985 Los Angeles) also known as Giovanni Alfredo de Simone was an American singer and actor.

Discography: Johnny Desmond Sings for Dancing. Genres he performed include Traditional pop music.

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Ervin Drake

Ervin Drake (April 3, 1919 New York City-January 15, 2015 Great Neck) also known as Drake, Ervin was an American songwriter.

His albums include What Makes Sammy Run? (1964 original Broadway cast).

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Virginia O'Brien

Virginia O'Brien (April 18, 1919 Los Angeles-January 16, 2001 Woodland Hills) also known as Virginia Lee O'Brien, "Miss Red Hot Frozen Face", Miss Ice Glacier, Frozen Face or Miss Deadpan was an American singer and actor. She had four children, Terri O'Brien, Liz Watkins, Gale Evans and John Feggo.

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Paula Kelly

Paula Kelly (April 6, 1919 Grove City-April 2, 1992 Costa Mesa) a.k.a. Kelly, Paula was an American singer. Her children are Paula Kelly Jr., Julie Dickinson and Martha Dickinson.

Her albums: The Very Best of the Modernaires With Paula Kelly, Juke Box Saturday Night and Christmas Serenade in the Glenn Miller Style.

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Georgia Carroll

Georgia Carroll (November 18, 1919 Blooming Grove-January 14, 2011 Chapel Hill) otherwise known as Gorgeous Georgia was an American singer. Her children are called Kimberly Kyser, Carroll Amanda and Amanda Kay.

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Alfred Teltschik

Alfred Teltschik (April 21, 1919-May 19, 2009) was an American pianist.

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Patricia Neway

Patricia Neway (September 30, 1919 Kensington-January 24, 2012 Corinth) a.k.a. Patricia Mary Neway was an American singer, actor and opera singer.

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Jim Chapin

Jim Chapin (July 23, 1919 New York City-July 4, 2009 Florida) was an American , . He had two children, Harry Chapin and Tom Chapin.

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Monte Hale

Monte Hale (June 8, 1919 Ada-March 29, 2009 Studio City) a.k.a. Samuel Buren Ely or Buren Ely was an American singer, actor and musician.

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Jimmy Preston

Jimmy Preston (August 13, 1919 Chester-December 1, 1984) was an American musician.

His most recognized albums: Jimmy Preston and Jimmy Preston, Volume 2: Rock the Joint. Genres he performed include Rock music.

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George Shearing

George Shearing (August 13, 1919 Battersea-February 14, 2011 New York City) also known as Shearing, George, Sir George Shearing, OBE, George Albert Shearing, The George Shearing Quintet, Stephane Grapelly and his Quintet, Sir George Albert Shearing, Sir George Shearing, The George Shearing Trio or The Serene Poet of Jazz was an American musician, pianist and film score composer.

His albums: Verve Jazz Masters 57, Alone Together, Ballad Essentials, Blues Alley Jazz, Breakin' Out, Dexterity, Favorite Things, George Shearing in Dixieland, Grand Piano and Jump for Joy. Genres: Jazz, Bebop, Swing music and Cool jazz.

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Jack Costanzo

Jack Costanzo (September 24, 1919 Chicago-) a.k.a. Jack Constanzo or Costanzo, Jack is an American musician, composer, conductor, dancer and bandleader.

His albums include Scorching the Skins, Back From Havana, Chicken And Rice, Mr. Bongo Has Brass, Latin Fever, Afro Can-Can, Learn, Play Bongos With "Mr. Bongo", Bongo Fever!, Latin Percussion With Soul and Costanzo Plus Tubbs: Equation in Rhythm.

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Ed McCurdy

Ed McCurdy (January 11, 1919 Pennsylvania-March 23, 2000) was an American singer and songwriter.

His albums include Songs of the Sea, Children's Songs: The Greatest Hits, A Treasure Chest of American Folk Song, Cowboy Songs, A Ballad Singer's Choice, Naughty & Bawdy Songs of Olde England, Miracle of the Wheat / Get Along Home Cindy, Roger Boom / Red Hair and Green Eyes, When Dalliance Was in Flower and The Best of Dalliance.

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Georgia Gibbs

Georgia Gibbs (August 17, 1919 Worcester-December 9, 2006 New York City) also known as Georgie Gibbs, Frieda Lipschitz or Gibbs, Georgia was an American singer.

Her most important albums: The Best of Georgia Gibbs - the Mercury Years, Rock, Rock, Rock, Girl Singer and Forever Georgia Gibbs.

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Alexander Courage

Alexander Courage (December 10, 1919 Philadelphia-May 15, 2008 Pacific Palisades) also known as Courage Alexander M, A. Courage, Alexander Mair Courage Jr., Sandy Courage, Alexander "Sandy" Mair Courage Jr. or Sandy was an American film score composer and music arranger.

His most recognized albums: Star Trek, Volume 1: The Cage / Where No Man Has Gone Before, Hot Rod Rumble, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Star Trek, Volume 3: Shore Leave / The Naked Time and Superman: The Music (1978-1988). Genres: Film score and Soundtrack.

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Howard Keel

Howard Keel (April 13, 1919 Gillespie-November 7, 2004 Palm Desert) also known as Harry Clifford Keel, Harold Clifford Keel or Harold Keel was an American singer and actor. His children are called Leslie Keel, Kaija Keel, Kirstine Keel and Gunnar Keel.

Related albums: The Way We Were, And I Love You So, And I Love You So: The Very Best Of, Calamity Jane, The Best of and An Enchanted Evening With Howard Keel. Genres he performed: Easy listening.

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Hal Singer

Hal Singer (October 8, 1919 Tulsa-) a.k.a. Singer, Hal is an American musician.

Related albums: Blue Stompin', Rock Around the Clock / Fine as Wine, Rent Party and Royal Blue.

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Don Cornell

Don Cornell (April 21, 1919 The Bronx-February 23, 2004 Aventura) a.k.a. Cornell, Don was an American singer.

His most important albums: Something To Remember Me By....

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Sherman Edwards

Sherman Edwards (April 4, 1919 New York City-March 30, 1981 Manhattan) was an American songwriter and composer.

His albums: 1776 (new Broadway cast) and 1776 (1972 film cast).

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Al Viola

Al Viola (June 16, 1919 Brooklyn-February 21, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Viola, Al, Albert T. Viola or Amos Huxley was an American musician, guitarist, screenwriter, film director, film producer and actor.

His albums include Solo Guitar. Genres: Jazz.

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Snooky Young

Snooky Young (February 3, 1919 Dayton-May 11, 2011 Newport Beach) was an American trumpeter.

His albums: Snooky & Marshal's Album. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Katie Lee

Katie Lee (October 23, 1919 Tucson-) otherwise known as Lee, Katie is an American singer, writer and actor.

Her albums include Colorado River Songs and Songs of Couch and Consultation / Life Is Just a Bed of Neuroses. Genres: Folk music.

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Ella Johnson

Ella Johnson (June 22, 1919 Darlington-February 16, 2004 New York City) also known as Johnson, Ella was an American singer.

Her albums include Alright, Okay, You Win / If You Would Only Say You're Sorry, Say Ella and Well Do It / It Used to Hurt Me.

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Andy Russell

Andy Russell (September 16, 1919 Boyle Heights-April 16, 1992 Sun City) also known as Andrés Rabago Pérez or Andy Russel was an American singer.

Related albums: Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) / They Say It's Wonderful. Genres related to him: Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Big Band and Swing music.

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Babs Gonzales

Babs Gonzales (October 27, 1919 Newark-January 23, 1980) also known as Gonzales, Babs was an American singer.

His discography includes: A Proper Introduction to Babs Gonzales: Real Crazy, The Chronological Classics: Babs Gonzales 1947-1949 and Tales of Manhattan: The Cool Philosophy of Babs Gonzales.

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Leon Kirchner

Leon Kirchner (January 24, 1919 Brooklyn-September 17, 2009 Manhattan) was an American composer.

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Mercer Ellington

Mercer Ellington (March 11, 1919 Washington, D.C.-February 8, 1996 Copenhagen) a.k.a. Mercher Ellington, M Ellington or Mercer Kennedy Ellington was an American composer, musician and film score composer. He had three children, Edward Kennedy Ellington II, Paul Mercer Ellington and Mercedes Ellington.

Genres he performed: Big Band and Swing music.

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Driftin' Slim

Driftin' Slim (February 24, 1919 Arkansas-September 15, 1977 Los Angeles) was an American songwriter and singer.

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Gene Vincent de Paul

Gene Vincent de Paul (June 17, 1919 New York City-February 27, 1988 Northridge) also known as Gene de Paul, Gene DePaul or DePaul, Gene was an American songwriter, composer, pianist and film score composer.

His albums: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Film Musicals Collection: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Genres he performed include Film score.

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Joe Carroll

Joe Carroll (November 25, 1919 Philadelphia-February 1, 1981 New York City) a.k.a. Carroll, Joe was an American singer.

His discography includes: School Days.

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Sadik Hakim

Sadik Hakim (July 15, 1919 Duluth-June 20, 1983 New York City) was an American musician, pianist and composer.

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Jack Palance

Jack Palance (February 18, 1919 Hazle Township-November 10, 2006 Montecito) also known as Jack Brazzo, Walter J. Palance, Walter Jack Palance, Volodymyr Palahniuk, Walter Palance, Walter {Jack} Palance, Vladimir Palahnuik, Volodymyr Jack Palahniuk or Volodymir Ivanovich Palahniuk was an American actor, professional boxer, painter, journalist, pilot and author. He had three children, Brooke Palance, Holly Palance and Cody Palance.

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Liberace

Liberace (May 16, 1919 West Allis-February 4, 1987 Palm Springs) also known as Wladziu Valentino Liberace, The Glitter Man, Lee, Mr. Showmanship, Lee Liberace, Walter Liberace, Walter Busterkeys, Vładziu or Walter was an American pianist, actor and singer.

His discography includes: The Best of Liberace, Super Hits, Liberace - Concert Favorites, Best of Liberace (disc 1), 16 Most Requested Songs, Concert by Candlelight, As Time Goes By, Christmas with Liberace, Liberace's Greatest Hits and What Now My Love.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 Bronxville-) also known as Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Ferling or Lawence Ferling is an American writer, poet, essayist, painter and activist. His children are Julie Ferlinghetti and Lorenzo Ferlinghetti.

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James Blackwood

James Blackwood (August 4, 1919 Choctaw County-February 3, 2003) also known as Blackwood, James was an American singer.

Genres he performed: Christian music and Southern gospel.

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