American musicians born in 1909

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1909:

Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda (February 9, 1909 Marco de Canaveses-August 5, 1955 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, `The Brazilian Bombshell` or Carmen Miranda, GCIH was an American singer, pin-up girl and dancer.

Her most recognized albums: The Brazilian Bombshell: 25 Hits 1939-1947, South American Way, 1930-1945, Anthology, , , , Cocktail Hour, Original Recordings 1930 - 1950 and Ultimate Collection.

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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (May 30, 1909 Chicago-June 13, 1986 New York City) a.k.a. The Benny Goodman Orchestra, The Essential Benny Goodman, Benjamin David Goodman, King of Swing or Goodman was an American bandleader, musician, songwriter, clarinetist and actor. He had two children, Rachel Goodman and Benjie Goodman.

His albums: Rare Recordings: 1935-1936, 16 Most Requested Songs, Verve Jazz Masters 33, Masterpieces, Volume 5, The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings, Lady Be Good, Today, 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, 1939-1951 and 20 Classic Hits. Genres he performed: Jazz, Swing music and Big Band.

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Art Tatum

Art Tatum (October 13, 1909 Toledo-November 5, 1956 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Art Tatoum or Tatum, Art was an American jazz pianist, musician and pianist.

Discography: The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces, Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 8: Art Tatum, The Complete Capitol Recordings, The Definitive Art Tatum, 20th Century Piano Genius, The Tatum Group Masterpieces, The Complete Capitol Recordings, Volume 2, Body and Soul, God Is in the House: Original 1940-41 Recordings and Jazz Classics. Genres: Jazz and Stride.

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Burl Ives

Burl Ives (June 14, 1909 Jasper County-April 14, 1995 Anacortes) also known as Brul Ives, Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives, The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives, Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives or Burt Ives was an American singer, actor, writer, voice actor and author. He had four children, Alexander Ives, Steven Paul, Stuart Paul and Bonnie Paul.

His discography includes: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burl Ives, America’s Favorite Balladeer, America's Folk Singer (disc 3: Burl Today), America's Folk Singer: Burl Lives, Chim Chim Cheree, Christmas Album, Greatest Hits, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Burl Ives and A Little Bitty Tear: The Nashville Years 1961-1965.

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Maybelle Carter

Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909 Nickelsville-October 23, 1978 Hendersonville) also known as Carter, Maybelle, Mother Maybelle Carter or Maybelle Addington was an American singer, guitarist and musician. Her children are June Carter Cash, Helen Carter and Anita Carter.

Discography: Wildwood Pickin' and A Living Legend. Genres: Old-time music, Country and Gospel music.

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Harriet Nelson

Harriet Nelson (July 18, 1909 Des Moines-October 2, 1994 Laguna Beach) otherwise known as Peggy Lou Snyder, Harriet Hilliard, Peggy Louise Snyder or Harriet Hilliard Nelson was an American actor and singer. Her children are called Ricky Nelson and David Nelson.

Harriet Nelson was best known for her role as the doting housewife and mother in the popular radio and television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", which aired from 1944 to 1954. She started her career as a vocalist in the 1920s and performed with big bands before transitioning to acting in the 1930s. Along with her husband Ozzie Nelson, Harriet was part of a successful musical duo, recording several popular songs in the 1930s and 1940s.

In addition to her work on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", Nelson appeared in several films, including "The Falcon Strikes Back" (1943) and "Slightly Dangerous" (1943). She also made numerous TV guest appearances, including on "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", and "Murder, She Wrote".

Throughout her career, Harriet Nelson was known for her warm and engaging personality, as well as her talent as a singer and performer. She remained active in the entertainment industry until her death in 1994 from congestive heart failure.

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Ben Webster

Ben Webster (March 27, 1909 Kansas City-September 20, 1973 Amsterdam) also known as B. Webster or Webster, Ben was an American , .

His most important albums: Jazz 'Round Midnight, Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 5: Ben Webster, Verve Jazz Masters 43: Ben Webster, Frog: 1956-1962, At the Renaissance, Ballads and Blues, Ben Webster and Associates, Cadillac Slim, Complete 1953 Leader Studio Sessions and For the Guv'nor. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Bukka White

Bukka White (November 12, 1909 Aberdeen-February 26, 1977 Memphis) also known as Bukka "Washington" White, White, Bukka, Booker T. Washington White, Booker White or Buka White was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter.

His albums include Black Train Blues / Fixin' to Die Blues, Big Daddy, Nothing but the Blues, Good Gin Blues, Mississippi Blues, The Complete Bukka White, 1963 Isn't 1962, The Complete Sessions 1930-1940, The Vintage Recordings (1930-1940) and When Can I Change My Clothes / High Fever Blues. Genres he performed: Delta blues and Country blues.

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Moon Mullican

Moon Mullican (March 29, 1909 Polk County-January 1, 1967 Beaumont) a.k.a. Mullican, Moon or Aubrey Wilson Mullican was an American songwriter, singer and pianist.

His albums: Seven Nights to Rock, Seven Nights to Rock / Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A, I Left My Heart in Texas, 22 Greatest Hits, Moonshine Jamboree, I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moon's Tune and Moon's Rock. Genres he performed include Country, Rockabilly, Western swing and Blues.

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Jean Berger

Jean Berger (September 27, 1909 Hamm-May 28, 2002 Aurora) otherwise known as Berger, Jean was an American , .

composer of classical music. He was born in Germany and migrated to the United States in 1941 after he fled Nazi Germany. Berger attended the Hoch'sche Konservatorium in Frankfurt and the Berlin Music Academy, where he studied music composition under Heinz Tiessen. He then traveled around Europe, working as a rehearsal pianist for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo among other companies.

In the United States, Berger became a professor of music at various institutions, including Mills College in California and the Mannes School of Music in New York City. He taught many young musicians who later became successful in their own right, such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

Berger's music spans a wide range of genres, from chamber music to orchestral works to music for the stage. He is particularly well known for his use of Jewish and German folk melodies, often integrating them into his music alongside other classical forms. Some of his most famous works include the "Sinfonietta for Strings" and "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra."

Berger died on May 28, 2002 in Aurora, Colorado, leaving behind a legacy as a respected composer and educator in the world of classical music.

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Papa Charlie McCoy

Papa Charlie McCoy (May 26, 1909 Jackson-July 26, 1950 Chicago) a.k.a. McCoy, Papa Charlie was an American musician and songwriter.

Genres: Delta blues.

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Hugo Winterhalter

Hugo Winterhalter (August 15, 1909 Wilkes-Barre-September 17, 1973 Greenwich) a.k.a. Winterhalter, Hugo, Hugo Winterhaller or Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra was an American , .

Discography: Goes… Continental, The Eyes of Love, The Big Hits of 1965, The Very Best Of, Happy Hunting, I Only Have Eyes for You and Hawaiian Wedding Song.

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Lester Young

Lester Young (August 27, 1909 Woodville-March 15, 1959 New York City) also known as Young, Lester, Lester Willis Young, Pres or Prez was an American clarinetist, musician and saxophonist.

His discography includes: Verve Jazz Masters 30, Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 7: Lester Young, The Complete Aladdin Recordings, In Washington, D.C., 1956, Volume 4, Lester Swings, The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve, The Complete Aladdin Sessions, The Lester Young Story, The Best of Lester Young and Compact Jazz: Lester Young & the Piano Giants. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Mickey Katz

Mickey Katz (June 15, 1909 Cleveland-April 30, 1985 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Katz, Mickey, Meyer Myron Katz, Mickele or The Yiddish Spike Jones was an American comedian, musician and actor. He had two children, Joel Grey and Ronald A. Katz.

Discography: Greatest Shticks, Borscht Riders in the Sky and Simcha Time: Mickey Katz Plays Music for Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Brisses.

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Narvin Kimball

Narvin Kimball (March 2, 1909 New Orleans-March 17, 2006) was an American , .

Narvin Kimball was an American jazz guitarist, banjo player, and singer who played a pivotal role in the New Orleans jazz scene. Kimball was born and raised in New Orleans, where he began playing the guitar and banjo at a young age. He became a member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the 1960s and continued to perform with the band until his retirement in 1998, just a few years before his death.

Throughout his career, Kimball played with many notable musicians, including Louis Armstrong and Bunk Johnson. He was known for his unique style of playing and his ability to blend traditional jazz with blues and gospel music. Kimball's performances were often marked by his soulful singing, which added an additional layer of depth to his music.

Kimball's contributions to the New Orleans jazz scene were recognized both during his lifetime and after his death. In 2001, he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014, the documentary film "The King of New Orleans" was released, which chronicled his life and legacy. Narvin Kimball remains an important figure in the history of American music, and his influence on the genre can still be felt today.

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Henry Nemo

Henry Nemo (June 8, 1909 New York City-November 26, 1999 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Nemo, Henry or The Neem was an American musician and film score composer. He had two children, Gina Nemo and Dori Nemo.

Nemo was best known for composing hit songs for popular singers such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday. Some of his most famous compositions include "Don't Take Your Love From Me" and "Again". He was also a prolific songwriter for film and television, composing scores for over 100 movies and TV shows, including "The Jackie Gleason Show" and "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Nemo began his music career as a jazz pianist and worked with famous musicians such as Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. He later transitioned into writing and arranging music, becoming one of the most sought-after composers in the industry. In addition to his music career, Nemo was also an accomplished painter and exhibited his work in galleries throughout the United States.

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Cozy Cole

Cozy Cole (October 17, 1909 East Orange-January 29, 1981 Columbus) also known as Randolph Cole, Cole, Cozy, William Randolph Cole or Cole was an American drummer, musician and actor.

His albums: The Chronological Classics: Cozy Cole 1944, Hits!, The Chronological Classics: Cozy Cole 1944-1945 and Jumpin' at the Deuces. Genres he performed: Swing music.

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Danny Barker

Danny Barker (January 13, 1909 New Orleans-March 13, 1994 New Orleans) also known as Daniel Moses Barker was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, author and musician.

His discography includes: Save the Bones. Genres he performed include Jazz, Zydeco and Blues.

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Robert Nighthawk

Robert Nighthawk (November 30, 1909 Helena-November 5, 1967 Helena) a.k.a. Nighthawk, Robert, Robert Lee McCoy, McCoy, Robert Lee or Robert Night Hawk was an American musician.

His discography includes: Bricks in My Pillow, Live on Maxwell Street 1964, Live on Maxwell Street - 1964, Sweet Black Angel, Black Angel Blues / Annie Lee Blues, Return Mail Blues / My Sweet Lovin' Woman, Prowling Night Hawk: The Complete Robert Lee McCoy and The Bluebird Recordings 1937-1938. Genres: Blues.

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James Bracken

James Bracken (May 23, 1909 United States of America-February 20, 1972) a.k.a. Bracken, James was an American songwriter.

He wrote many popular songs during his career, including "Moonlight Cocktail", "Candy Kisses", and "Tennessee Waltz". Bracken also worked as a producer and music publisher, and was known for his collaborations with other successful songwriters such as Redd Stewart, Roy Acuff, and Joe "Fingers" Carr. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1974, two years after his death. Bracken's contributions to the music industry continue to be celebrated, and his songs have been covered by countless artists throughout the years.

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Roosevelt Graves

Roosevelt Graves (December 9, 1909 Meridian-December 30, 1962 Gulfport) also known as Blind Roosevelt Graves, Reverend Roosevelt Graves or Graves, Blind Roosevelt was an American singer, musician and guitarist.

Genres he performed include Blues, Sacred music and Gospel music.

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Dolores Hope

Dolores Hope (May 27, 1909 Harlem-September 19, 2011 Toluca Lake) also known as Dolores Reade, Dolores L. DeFina, Dolores DeFina or Dolores (DeFina) Reade was an American singer, actor, entertainer and model. She had four children, William Kelly Francis Hope, Linda Hope, Eleanora Hope and Anthony J. Hope.

Dolores Hope's career spanned over several decades, and she was known for her captivating stage presence and beautiful singing voice. She appeared in several movies, often starring alongside her husband, legendary comedian Bob Hope. Some of her most notable film credits include "Louisiana Purchase" (1941), "The Princess and the Pirate" (1944), and "The Ghost Breakers" (1940).

Aside from her entertainment career, Dolores was also an avid supporter of various charitable causes. She often performed for American troops stationed overseas and worked with several organizations to aid veterans and their families. In recognition of her efforts, she received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997, which is one of the highest civilian awards in the United States.

Dolores was married to Bob Hope for 69 years, until his death in 2003. She continued to work in the entertainment industry and support various causes in the years that followed. She passed away at the age of 102 in 2011, leaving behind a legacy of talent, generosity, and kindness.

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Larry Clinton

Larry Clinton (August 17, 1909 Brooklyn-May 2, 1985 Tucson) a.k.a. Clinton, Larry was an American , .

His most well known albums: Studies in Clinton, Feeling Like a Dream and Shades of Hades.

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Raya Garbousova

Raya Garbousova (September 25, 1909 Tbilisi-January 28, 1997 DeKalb) was an American , . She had one child, Paul Biss.

Raya Garbousova was known for her exceptional cello performances and for her work in advancing modern music. She began studying the cello in her native Tbilisi at the age of six, and by age twelve, she made her debut as a soloist with the Moscow Symphony. After moving to the United States in 1929, Garbousova quickly established herself as one of the finest cellists of her time. She performed with many of the leading orchestras around the world, including the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the London Philharmonic.

Garbousova was also an accomplished chamber musician, collaborating with renowned musicians like Jascha Heifetz, Artur Rubinstein, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. She was also an advocate of contemporary music, commissioning and performing works by leading composers of the day such as Samuel Barber, Igor Stravinsky, and Darius Milhaud.

In addition to her prolific performance career, Garbousova taught at a number of institutions, including the Peabody Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, and Yale University. Her son, Paul Biss, also became a renowned musician and professor at Indiana University.

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Johnny Messner

Johnny Messner (October 13, 1909 United States of America-January 1, 1986) was an American singer.

He was known for his smooth voice and his interpretations of popular standards. Messner began his career as a band vocalist in the 1930s and became a regular performer on radio and television programs. He recorded several hit songs, including "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You." Messner also appeared in several films, including "The Glenn Miller Story" and "The Benny Goodman Story." He continued performing into his later years, becoming a respected elder statesman of the music industry. Messner died on January 1, 1986, at the age of 76.

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Teddy Buckner

Teddy Buckner (July 16, 1909 Sherman-September 22, 1994 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Buckner, Teddy or John Edward Buckner was an American musician and actor.

His albums include A Salute to Louis Armstrong. Genres he performed: Dixieland, Swing music, Jazz and Jump blues.

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Benny Thomasson

Benny Thomasson (April 22, 1909 Runnels County-January 1, 1984 Ellis County) was an American fiddler.

He was born into a musical family and learned to play the fiddle at a young age. Thomasson went on to become a highly influential figure in the world of Texas-style fiddling and was known for his skillful bowing technique and intricate improvisations. He won numerous fiddle contests throughout his career and recorded several albums, including "The Weiser Reunion" and "Say Old Man, Can You Play the Fiddle?" Thomasson's contributions to the genre have had a lasting impact and he has been cited as a major influence by many contemporary players.

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Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 Savannah-June 25, 1976 Hollywood) a.k.a. Johhny Mercer, John Herndon Mercer, John Mercer or John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American songwriter, lyricist, singer, composer, film score composer and actor. He had two children, Amanda Mercer and John Jefferson Mercer.

His discography includes: The Capitol Collector's Series, My Huckleberry Friend, The Best Of, Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer, Strip Polka / The Air-Minded Executive, Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer "The Dream's on Me", Two of a Kind, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive / There's A Fellow Waiting In P'keepsie and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.

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Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 Chicago-October 16, 1973 Yonkers) otherwise known as Eugene Bertram Krupa, Krupa, Gene, Gene Krupa His Drums and His Band, Gene Krupa and His Band, The Gene Krupa Quartet, The Gene Krupa Trio or Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa was an American bandleader, drummer, composer and actor. He had two children, Mary Grace Krupa and Michael Krupa.

His albums: Dejavu Retro Gold Collection (disc 2), Drums Drums Drums, Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements, Giants of the Big Band Era, Drummin' Man, Gene Krupa Live at the New School, Jazz Masters: Gene Krupa, That Drummer's Band, The Gene Krupa Story and The Instrumental Mr. Krupa. Genres he performed: Swing music, Dixieland, Big Band and Jazz.

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Victor Borge

Victor Borge (January 3, 1909 Copenhagen-December 23, 2000 Greenwich) a.k.a. Børge Rosenbaum, The Clown Prince of Denmark or The Great Dane was an American comedian, pianist, conductor and actor. His children are called Frederikke Borge, Ronald Borge, Vebe Borge, Sanna Feinstein and Janet Crowle.

His albums: Caught in the Act, Victor Borge - His Greatest Hits & Finest Performances, Encore": The Very Best of Victor Borge Live, Comedy in Music, Victor Borge King of Comedy and Live at the London Palladium. Genres he performed include Classical Piano and Musical comedy.

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Howard Armstrong

Howard Armstrong (March 4, 1909 Dayton-July 30, 2003 Boston) a.k.a. Armstrong, Howard, William Howard Taft Armstrong or Louie Bluie was an American musician.

His albums include Louie Bluie. His related genres: Country blues.

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Archie Bleyer

Archie Bleyer (June 12, 1909 Corona-March 20, 1989 Sheboygan) otherwise known as Bleyer, Archie or Archibald Martin Bleyer was an American , . His child is Jacqueline Alice Ertel.

Discography: Golden Classics and Hernando's Hideaway.

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Leith Stevens

Leith Stevens (September 13, 1909 Mount Moriah-July 23, 1970 Los Angeles) was an American film score composer and composer.

His albums: War of the Worlds & When Worlds Collide, War of the Worlds / When Worlds Collide / The Naked Jungle / Conquest Of Space and I Married a Monster from Outer Space / The Atomic City.

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Casey Bill Weldon

Casey Bill Weldon (December 10, 1909 Pine Bluff-) also known as Kansas City Bill Weldon, Will Weldon or Weldon, Casey Bill is an American musician.

Genres he performed: Blues and Country blues.

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Miliza Korjus

Miliza Korjus (August 18, 1909 Warsaw-August 26, 1980 Culver City) also known as Miliza Elizabeth Korjus or Korjus, Miliza was an American singer.

Her albums include Warum? and Miliza Korjus.

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George Beverly Shea

George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909 Winchester, Ontario-April 16, 2013 Asheville) a.k.a. Bev or Beverly Shea was an American writer, songwriter, singer and actor. He had two children, Ronnie Shea and Elaine Shea.

His albums: I'd Rather Have Jesus, If That Isn't Love, Southland Favorites, Songs From My Heart, I'd Rather Have Jesus / King of All Kings, How Sweet the Sound, Christian Classics and Christmas Joy.

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Sis Cunningham

Sis Cunningham (February 19, 1909 Watonga-June 27, 2004) otherwise known as Cunningham, Sis was an American singer, musician and songwriter.

Her albums: Broadside Ballads, Vol. 9: Sundown. Genres: Folk music.

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Salty Holmes

Salty Holmes (March 6, 1909 Glasgow-January 1, 1970) also known as Holmes, Salty was an American , .

Salty Holmes was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland but emigrated to the United States with his family when he was young. He became known for his unique blend of country, western, and blues music.

Holmes started his career in the music industry in the 1930s, performing on local radio channels. He later signed with Decca Records in 1946 and released several hit songs such as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

In addition to his music career, Holmes also appeared in several Western films in the 1950s, including "The Lone Ranger" and "The Gene Autry Show."

Despite his success in the music and film industries, Holmes had a reputation for being difficult to work with and struggled with alcoholism. He passed away on January 1, 1970, at the age of 60.

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Henry Townsend

Henry Townsend (October 27, 1909 Shelby-September 24, 2006 Mequon) also known as Townsend, Henry was an American singer, guitarist and pianist.

Related albums: Cairo Blues, My Story, Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas and The 88 Blues.

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Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards (March 20, 1909 Washington-March 22, 2002 Greenville) also known as Edwards, Frank was an American singer.

Frank Edwards was renowned for his signature style, which blended gospel music with traditional blues. He began his musical career at the age of 15, when he began performing in churches and on the streets. He gained fame in the 1940s and 1950s as a recording artist and his songs were popular among African Americans in the South. Edwards was also known for his virtuosity on the guitar and piano. He continued to perform and record music throughout his life, and received many awards for his contributions to the world of gospel and blues music. In 1980 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Edwards passed away in 2002 at the age of 93.

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C. Sigman

C. Sigman (September 24, 1909 Crown Heights-September 26, 2000) a.k.a. Carl Sigman or Sigman, Carl was an American songwriter and lyricist.

He was best known for writing many popular songs during the mid-20th century, including "Ebb Tide," "Arrivederci, Roma," "Crazy He Calls Me," "Buona Sera," and "A Day in the Life of a Fool" (which was the theme song for the movie "Black Orpheus"). Sigman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975, and his songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and Ray Charles. Additionally, Sigman served as an Army captain during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.

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Garland Wilson

Garland Wilson (June 13, 1909 West Virginia-May 31, 1954 Paris) also known as Wilson, Garland was an American jazz pianist and pianist.

His albums include The Chronological Classics: Garland Wilson 1931-1938. Genres related to him: Jazz, Blues and Boogie-woogie.

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Don Raye

Don Raye (March 16, 1909 Washington, D.C.-January 29, 1985) also known as Donald MacRae Wilhoite, Jr. was an American songwriter and film score composer.

He wrote numerous popular songs in the 1930s and 1940s, often collaborating with Gene De Paul. Together, they composed the songs for the hit Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward" in 1941. Raye was also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, having written hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar." Raye continued to work in the music industry throughout his career, composing scores for films and television shows, and his songs have been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. He passed away in 1985, leaving behind a legacy of beloved songs that continue to be enjoyed to this day.

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Jerry Livingston

Jerry Livingston (March 25, 1909 Denver-July 1, 1987 Beverly Hills) also known as Jerry Levinson was an American songwriter, pianist and film score composer.

His albums include Cinderella.

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Eddie Barefield

Eddie Barefield (December 12, 1909 Iowa-January 4, 1991 New York City) otherwise known as Barefield, Eddie was an American musician.

Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Marty Marsala

Marty Marsala (April 2, 1909 Chicago-April 27, 1975 Chicago) was an American , .

Genres: Jazz, Dixieland and Swing music.

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Lloyd Glenn

Lloyd Glenn (November 21, 1909 San Antonio-May 23, 1985) also known as Glenn, Lloyd was an American record producer and musician.

He was a pianist who played in various bands during the 1920s and 1930s, and eventually became a sought-after session musician in Los Angeles. Glenn's piano playing can be heard on many recordings from the 1940s and 1950s, including those by T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, and Lowell Fulson. As a producer, Glenn worked with artists such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Charles Brown, and he also had his own record label, which released a number of successful recordings in the 1950s. Despite his significant contributions to the world of music, Glenn remains relatively unknown outside of the industry.

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Szymon Goldberg

Szymon Goldberg (June 1, 1909 Włocławek-July 19, 1993) a.k.a. Goldberg, Szymon was an American conductor.

He was born in Poland and began studying violin at age 7. He quickly developed a reputation as a child prodigy and made his debut performance at age 9. He later became a member of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and studied under the renowned violinist Carl Flesch in Berlin.

Goldberg fled Germany in 1933 due to the rise of the Nazis and settled in the United States. He became a citizen in 1944 and went on to become a celebrated conductor, particularly for his interpretations of Mozart and Bach.

In addition to his work as a conductor, Goldberg was also a respected violinist, and he performed with numerous renowned orchestras throughout his career. He was also a prolific recording artist, and he made numerous recordings of both classical and contemporary music.

Throughout his life, Goldberg received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to music, including the Grand Cross of Merit from the German government and an honorary doctorate from Boston University. He died in Japan in 1993 at the age of 84.

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Tab Smith

Tab Smith (January 11, 1909 Kinston-August 17, 1971 St. Louis) also known as Smith, Tab was an American , .

His albums include Jump Time and Top 'n' Bottom. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues.

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Johnny Marks

Johnny Marks (November 10, 1909 Mount Vernon-September 3, 1985 New York City) also known as Marks, Johnny or J Marks was an American songwriter, film score composer and writer. He had three children, Michael Marks, David Marks and Laura Marks.

During his career, Johnny Marks wrote many popular Christmas songs including "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and "A Holly Jolly Christmas." He began his career writing songs for radio shows in the 1930s and went on to write music for films and television programs. In addition to his successful music career, Marks was also a writer of children's books. He authored several books based on his hit Christmas songs, as well as other works for children. Despite passing away over 35 years ago, Johnny Marks' music and legacy continue to be celebrated during the holiday season.

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