American musicians born in 1920

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1920:

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920 Concord-December 5, 2012 Norwalk) also known as Dave Bruebeck, David Brubeck, Brubeck, Dave, Dave Bruback, David Warren Brubeck or The Dave Brubeck Quartet was an American bandleader, composer, jazz pianist, musician and film score composer. His children are called Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Matt Brubeck and Darius Brubeck.

Related albums: Trio & Quartet, The Essence of Dave Brubeck, Jazz Collection, A Dave Brubeck Christmas, The Essential Dave Brubeck, Time Was, All the Things We Are, Best of Dave Brubeck (disc 1), Dave Brubeck Plays Standards and Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits. His related genres: Jazz, West Coast jazz, Cool jazz and Third stream.

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Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern (July 21, 1920 Kremenets-September 22, 2001 New York City) also known as アイザック・スターン, isaac_stern or Stern, Isaac was an American violinist and conductor. His children are Shira Stern, David Stern and Michael Stern.

His albums: Lalo: Symphonie espagnole / Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, A Life in Music, Volume 11: Alban Berg: Violin Concerto / Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano and 13 Wind Instruments, A Life in Music, Volume 23: Bach / Handel / Tartini: Violin Sonatas (violin: Isaac Stern, piano: Alexander Zakin), A Life in Music, Volume 3: Mozart Violin Concertos Nos. 1-5, A Life in Music, Volume 30: Béla Bartók: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 21 / Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano / Anton Webern: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7, A Life in Music, Volume 1: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Concertos for 2 Violins (disc 1), A Life in Music, Volume 12: Stravinsky / Rochberg: Violin Concertos, A Life in Music: Isaac Stern: A Birthday Celebration, A Life in Music, Volume 6: Tchaikovsky / Sibelius: Violin Concertos and A Life in Music, Volume 22: Encores With Orchestra. Genres he performed include Classical music.

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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 Jamestown-January 21, 2002 Bel-Air) a.k.a. Peggy Norma Egstrom Lee, Peggie Lee, Norma Delores Egstrom, Norma Deloris Egstrom, Peggy Lee, Si and Am, Miss Peggy Lee or Lee, Peggy was an American songwriter, singer, actor and composer. She had one child, Nicki Lee Foster.

Her albums include I Like Men! / Sugar 'n' Spice, Mink Jazz, The Best of Miss Peggy Lee, Black Coffee / Sea Shells, The Man I Love, The Peggy Lee Collection, Extra Special!, Things Are Swingin' / Jump for Joy, Pass Me By / Big Spender and Fever. Genres related to her: Jazz and Traditional pop music.

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Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker (August 29, 1920 Kansas City-March 12, 1955 New York City) also known as Charles Parker, Bird, Parker, Charlie, Yardbird, Charlie 'Bird' Parker, Charlie Chan, Sparrow, Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr., Charles Parker, Jr., Zoizeau or Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was an American composer, musician and saxophonist. His children are Baird Parker and Pree Parker.

His discography includes: The Genius of Charlie Parker, Volume 7: Jazz Perennial, Congo Blues, Rocker, Autumn in New York, Verve Jazz Masters 15, The Charlie Parker Gold Collection, Verve Jazz Masters 28: Charlie Parker Plays Standards, Charlie Parker With Strings, South of the Border and Charlie Parker. Genres related to him: Jazz and Bebop.

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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney (September 23, 1920 Brooklyn-April 6, 2014 Studio City) also known as Ninian Joseph Yule Jr., The Mick, Mickey McGuire, The Mickster, Joseph Yule, Jr., Sonny Yule, Joe Yule Jr., Mickey Yule, Joe Jr. or Mickey McBan was an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, soldier, radio personality, voice actor and television producer. He had nine children, Tim Rooney, Kerry Rooney, Mickey Rooney, Jr., Kimmy Sue Rooney, Kelly Ann Rooney, Jonelle Rooney, Michael Rooney, Teddy Rooney and Jimmy Rooney.

His discography includes: The Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney Collection: Girl Crazy.

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Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott (June 11, 1920 Port of Spain-October 2, 1981 Mount Sinai Medical Center) otherwise known as Scott, Hazel was an American singer, jazz pianist and musician. Her child is Adam Clayton Powell III.

Her albums: Relaxed Piano Moods and The Chronological Classics: Hazel Scott 1939-1945.

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Clark Terry

Clark Terry (December 14, 1920 St. Louis-February 21, 2015) a.k.a. C Terry, Terry, Clark, Mumbles, C.T., Chief Bogen, Clark 'Mumbles' Terry or The Tonight Show Band was an American songwriter, trumpeter, musician, actor and film score composer.

His albums: Portraits, Live at the Village Gate, Serenade to a Bus Seat, Big B-A-D Band Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival 1974, Squeeze Me, Top and Bottom Brass, One on One, Herr Ober, Daylight Express (feat. Paul Gonsalves) and Duke With A Difference. Genres: Jazz, Bebop, Swing music and Hard bop.

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Harold Shapero

Harold Shapero (April 29, 1920 Lynn-May 17, 2013 Cambridge) a.k.a. Harold Samuel Shapero was an American musician and composer.

Genres he performed include Contemporary classical music.

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Del Wood

Del Wood (February 22, 1920 Nashville-October 3, 1989) also known as Wood, Del was an American , .

Her related genres: Country and Ragtime.

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Claude Monteux

Claude Monteux (October 15, 1920-February 22, 2013) was an American flutist and conductor.

His albums: Flute Concerto, K.313 / Oboe Concerto, K.314, Clarinet Concerto / Bassoon Concerto / Andante for Flute and Wind Concerti.

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Shelly Manne

Shelly Manne (June 11, 1920 New York City-September 26, 1984 Los Angeles) a.k.a. S. Manne, Sheldon Manne, Manne, Shelly or Shelly Manne and His Men was an American composer, bandleader, jazz drummer, actor, percussionist and film score composer.

His most well known albums: 'Perk Up', Li'l Abner, The Three" & "The Two", 2 3 4, Jazz Gun / Daktari, Mannekind, Shelley Manne & His Friends, Volume 1, Bells Are Ringing, My Fair Lady and Daktari. Genres: Jazz, Cool jazz and Third stream.

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Eileen Farrell

Eileen Farrell (February 13, 1920 Willimantic-March 23, 2002 Park Ridge) also known as Eileen Farrel or Farrell, Eileen was an American singer, voice teacher and opera singer.

Her most recognized albums: Carols for Christmas Eve, Love Is Letting Go, , Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 23: Wozzeck (Orquesta Filarmónica de Nueva York feat. conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos), and Messiah.

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Russell Arms

Russell Arms (February 3, 1920 Berkeley-February 13, 2012 Hamilton) also known as Russell Lee Arms, Russell L. Arms or Russell Armes was an American singer and actor.

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Charlie Shavers

Charlie Shavers (August 3, 1920 New York City-July 8, 1971 New York City) also known as Charles James Shavers was an American trumpeter, composer and music arranger.

Related albums: Happy Over Hoagy / We Dig Cole!, Complete at Midnight & at Riverside Sessions, Charlie Digs Paree, I Forgot to Remember, The Last Session, Gershwin, Shavers and Strings and It Feels Good. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves (July 12, 1920 Brockton-May 15, 1974 London) also known as P. Gonsalves, Paul Gonzalves, P. Gonzalves or Gonsalves, Paul was an American musician.

His albums include Cookin', Ellingtonia Moods and Blues, Diminuendo, Crescendo and Blues, Tenor Stuff, Rare Paul Gonsalves Sextet in Europe, Humming Bird, Gettin' Together!, Cleopatra Feelin' Jazzy, Tell It the Way It Is! and Encuentro. Genres he performed: Jazz, Bebop and Swing music.

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Constance Moore

Constance Moore (January 18, 1920 Sioux City-September 16, 2005 Los Angeles) was an American singer and actor. Her children are called Gina Maschio and Michael Maschio.

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Theodor Uppman

Theodor Uppman (January 12, 1920 California-March 17, 2005) was an American singer.

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Tillman Franks

Tillman Franks (September 29, 1920 Stamps-October 26, 2006 Shreveport) otherwise known as Franks, Tillman was an American songwriter.

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Hall Overton

Hall Overton (February 23, 1920 Bangor-November 24, 1972 New York City) a.k.a. Hall Franklin Overton or Hal Overton was an American music teacher, composer, jazz pianist and music arranger. He had two children, Rick Overton and Steven Overton.

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Paul Van Arsdale

Paul Van Arsdale (October 19, 1920-) is an American , .

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Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae (April 8, 1920 Harlem-November 10, 1994 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as Carmen Mc Rae, Carmen McCrea, Carmen McCrae, Carmen Mercedes McRae, McRae, Carmen or Carman McRae was an American singer, actor, musician, composer and pianist.

Her albums: Complete Ralph Burns Sessions (feat. Ben Webster), At Ratso's, Volume 2, Any Old Time, Birds of a Feather, For Lady Day, Volume 2, Torchy / Blue Moon, As Time Goes By: Carmen McRae Alone Live at the Dug, Ballad Essentials, Body & Soul and Carmen McRae at Ratso's, Volume 1. Genres she performed include Ballad, Bebop, Traditional pop music and Vocal jazz.

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Ozan Marsh

Ozan Marsh (June 25, 1920 United States of America-March 15, 1992) was an American pianist.

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Hephzibah Menuhin

Hephzibah Menuhin (May 20, 1920 San Francisco-January 1, 1981 London) was an American pianist.

Discography: The complete solo Columbia recordings, Violin Sonatas, and Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in E-flat major / Franck: Sonata in A major / Lekeu: Sonata in G major.

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Jimmy Forrest

Jimmy Forrest (January 24, 1920 St. Louis-August 26, 1980 Grand Rapids) also known as Forrest, Jimmy was an American musician and saxophonist.

His albums include Out of the Forrest, Night Train, Most Much!, Night Train / Bolo Blues, Live at the Barrel, Soul Battle, Our Delight, All the Gin Is Gone and Soul Street. Genres: Hard bop and Swing music.

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John Langstaff

John Langstaff (December 24, 1920 Brooklyn-December 13, 2005) a.k.a. Langstaff, John, Jack, John "Jack" Langstaff or John Meredith Langstaff was an American conductor, singer, musician, educator and writer.

His albums include Christmas Day in the Morning: a Revels Celebration of the Winter Solstice and Let's Make Music.

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Henry D. "Homer" Haynes

Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (July 27, 1920 Tennessee-August 7, 1971 Hammond) also known as Henry Doyle Haynes or Haynes, Henry D. was an American , .

Genres: Country, Jazz and Comedy.

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Danny Cedrone

Danny Cedrone (June 20, 1920 Jamesville-June 17, 1954) was an American guitarist.

Genres he performed include Rock and roll.

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George Wright

George Wright (August 28, 1920 California-May 10, 1998) also known as McNeil, Jocelyn was an American , .

His albums: George Wright Plays Lerner and Lowe, At the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, More George Wright on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, George Wright at the Wurlitzer Pipe Organ Christmas Time, For Hi-Fi Living, Volume 10: Very Hi-Fi Organ, More George Wright on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, Volume 2, Kaleidoscope and The Wright Touch / A George Wright Pipe Organ Concert.

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Jim Brewer

Jim Brewer (October 3, 1920 Brookhaven-June 3, 1988 Chicago) also known as James Brewer or Brewer, James was an American singer and musician.

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Margie Hyams

Margie Hyams (August 9, 1920 New York City-June 14, 2012 Arcadia) a.k.a. Marjorie "Marjie" Hyams, Marjorie Hyams, Marjie Hyams or Hyams, Marjorie was an American musician, vibraphonist, pianist and music arranger.

Genres: Jazz, Post-bop, Third stream, Modal jazz and Cool jazz.

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Jimmy Witherspoon

Jimmy Witherspoon (August 8, 1920 Gurdon-September 18, 1997 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Witherspoon Jimmy, Jimmy Witherspoom or Witherspoon, Jimmy was an American singer and musician.

His albums: Baby, Baby, Baby, Big Blues, Jimmy Witherspoon With the Junior Mance Trio, Midnight Lady Called the Blues, Spoon's Blues, The Best of Jimmy Witherspoon (feat. Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra), The Blues Collection 24: Ain't Nobody's Business, Feelin' the Spirit, Jimmy Witherspoon and The Spoon Concerts. Genres he performed: Blues and Jump blues.

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Rex Allen

Rex Allen (December 31, 1920 Willcox-December 17, 1999 Tucson) also known as Elvie Rex Allen, Rex Elvie Allen, Cactus Rex, The Voice of the West or The Arizona Cowboy was an American singer, actor, songwriter and voice actor. He had two children, Rex Allen, Jr. and Rexine Allen.

His albums include The Last of the Great Singing Cowboys, Keep Swingin', Broken Down Merry-Go-Round / Tag Along, Farther Along / Softly and Tenderly, Tag-A-Long / Soft and Tenderly, Mister Cowboy and Under Western Skies.

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Ken Nordine

Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 Cherokee-) also known as Nordine, Ken is an American actor, voice actor, disc jockey and musician.

His albums include Colors, The Best of Word Jazz, Volume 1, Devout Catalyst, How Are Things in Your Town?, Son of Word Jazz, Upper Limbo, Wink, Word Jazz: A Transparent Mask, The Best of Word Jazz, Volume 1 and Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Tracks (disc 1).

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Al Caiola

Al Caiola (September 7, 1920 Jersey City-) also known as Caiola, Al is an American guitarist and composer.

His albums: Bonanza! 1960-1969, Hits, Soft Picks, Tuff Guitar, Tuff Guitar Tijuana Style, Golden Guitar, Golden Hit Instrumentals, Music For Space Squirrels, Midnight In Moscow and Spanish Guitars. Genres he performed include Jazz, Country, Pop music and Rock music.

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Helen O'Connell

Helen O'Connell (May 23, 1920 Lima-September 9, 1993 San Diego) also known as Helen O'Connel, Helene O'Connell or O'Connell, Helene was an American singer and actor.

Her discography includes: Especially for You, Moon Must Have Followed Me Home / Far Away From Everybody, Inspiration / Sailor Boys Have to Talk to Me and Green Eyes.

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Betty Roché

Betty Roché (January 9, 1920 Wilmington-February 16, 1999 Pleasantville) also known as Betty Roche, Roché, Betty, Mary Elizabeth Roché or Mary Elizabeth Roach was an American singer.

Her albums include Singin' & Swingin'. Genres: Jazz.

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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef (October 9, 1920 Chattanooga-December 23, 2013 Shutesbury) a.k.a. Lateef, Yusef, Dr. Yusef Lateef, William Evans, William Emanuel Huddleston or William Huddleston was an American flutist, oboist, musician, author, composer and multi-instrumentalist.

His discography includes: Cry! - Tender, Every Village Has a Song: The Yusef Lateef Anthology, The Man With the Big Front Yard, Autophysiopsychic, Before Dawn, Eastern Sounds, Lost In Sound, Part of the Search, Prayer to the East and The Blue Yusef Lateef. Genres he performed include Jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing music, New-age music, Third stream, Post-bop, Hard bop and World music.

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Percy Mayfield

Percy Mayfield (August 12, 1920 Minden-August 11, 1984 Los Angeles) also known as Mayfield, Percy was an American songwriter and singer-songwriter.

Discography: Memory Pain, Percy Mayfield Sings Percy Mayfield, Nightless Lover / What a Fool I Was, His Tangerine and Atlantic Sides, Please Send Me Someone to Love / Strange Things Happening and Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Percy Mayfield 1947-1951. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues.

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John Lewis

John Lewis (May 3, 1920 La Grange-March 29, 2001 New York City) also known as John Aaron Lewis or Mirjana Lewis was an American musician, pianist, composer, music arranger, film score composer and music director.

His albums: J.S. Bach Preludes & Fugues, Volume 3 (from Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1), Evolution II, Evolution, J.S. Bach: Preludes & Fugues, Volume 1, J.S. Bach: Preludes & Fugues, Volume 2, European Windows, The Wonderful World of Jazz, The Modern Jazz Sextet, Improvised Meditations and Excursions and Afternoon in Paris. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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'Little' Jimmy Dickens

'Little' Jimmy Dickens (December 19, 1920 Bolt, West Virginia-January 2, 2015) a.k.a. 'Little' Jimmie Dickens, Little Jimmy Dickens, 'Little' Jimmy Dickins, Jimmy Dickins, Little Jimmy Dickins, Dickens, 'Little' Jimmy, James Cecil Dickens, Tater or Jimmy Cecil Dickens was an American singer, musician, composer and film score composer.

His albums: Comes Callin', Out Behind the Barn (disc 1), I'm Little but I'm Loud, Take Me as I Am / Black Eyed Joes, Handle With Care and Country Boy. Genres related to him: Country.

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Paul Gayten

Paul Gayten (January 29, 1920 Kentwood-March 26, 1991) a.k.a. Gayten, Paul was an American musician.

His albums: Chess King of New Orleans and Paul Gayten & Annie Laurie: Creole Gal.

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Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary (October 22, 1920 Springfield-May 31, 1996 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as Dr. Timothy Leary, Timothy Francis Leary or Dr Timothy Leary was an American psychologist, writer, actor, screenwriter, teacher, stand-up comedian and consultant. His children are called Zach Leary, Jack Leary and Susan Leary.

His discography includes: Right To Fly, Beyond Life With Timothy Leary, You Can Be Anyone This Time Around, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out and Origins of Dance.

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Oscar Brand

Oscar Brand (February 7, 1920 Winnipeg-) otherwise known as Brand, Oscar is an American singer, songwriter and author.

His albums include 100 Proof Drinking Songs, Boating Songs and All That Bilge, Cough! Army Songs Out of the Barracks Bag, Out of the Blue, Pie in the Sky, Presidential Campaign Songs 1789 - 1996, Tell It to the Marines, Wild Blue Yonder, I Love Cats and Morality.

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Ruth Wallis

Ruth Wallis (January 5, 1920 Brooklyn-December 22, 2007 Killingly) was an American singer.

Her albums: Boobs: Ruth Wallis' Greatest Hits, Wallis On The Party Line, Saucy Hit Parade, Stag Party, Love Is For The Birds, Hot Songs For Cool Knights, Naughty Naughty, Old Party Favorites, How To Stay Sexy Tho' Married and Cafe Party.

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Portia Nelson

Portia Nelson (May 27, 1920 Brigham City-March 6, 2001 New York) a.k.a. Betty Mae Nelson or Potia Nelson was an American actor, singer-songwriter and author.

Her albums: Let Me Love You, Love Songs for a Late Evening, This Life and Love Songs for a Late Evening.

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June Hutton

June Hutton (August 11, 1920 Chicago-May 2, 1973 Encino) a.k.a. June Cowan or Elaine Merritt was an American singer and actor. She had two children, Susan Stordahl and Jeffrey Stordahl.

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William Warfield

William Warfield (January 22, 1920 West Helena-August 26, 2002 Chicago) a.k.a. Warfield, William was an American singer and actor.

His albums: Copland Conducts Copland, CBS Great Performances, Volume 89: Handel: Messiah Highlights, Messiah and Messiah.

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Jethro Burns

Jethro Burns (March 10, 1920 Georgia-February 4, 1989 Evanston) a.k.a. Kenneth C. \"Jethro\" Burns or Kenenth Charles Burns was an American , .

His albums include Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns and S'Wonderful. His related genres: Country, Jazz and Comedy.

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Dave Bartholomew

Dave Bartholomew (December 24, 1920 Edgard-) also known as Bartholomew, Dave is an American songwriter, bandleader, musician and composer.

His albums include Roy Brown and New Orleans R&B, The Classic New Orleans R&B Band Sound and Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Dave Bartholomew 1947-1950. Genres related to him: Rock and roll, Big Band, Dixieland, Swing music and Rhythm and blues.

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Claramae Turner

Claramae Turner (October 28, 1920 Dinuba-May 18, 2013) also known as Turner, Claramae was an American singer.

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