Famous music stars died as a result of Leukemia

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world died in Leukemia:

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (March 25, 1881 Sânnicolau Mare-September 26, 1945 New York City) also known as Bela Bartok, Béla Bartok, B. Bartok, Bartók, Béla or Bela Bartóck was a Hungarian composer, ethnographer and pianist. He had two children, Peter Bartok and Béla Bartók.

His albums: Concerto for Orchestra (Chicago Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Seiji Ozawa) / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (Leopold Stokowski conducting his Orchestra), 6 String Quartets, The Miraculous Mandarin / Hungarian Sketches / Suite No. 1 etc. (Detroit Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Antal Dorati), Concerto for Orchestra / Dance Suite, Bluebeard's Castle (Bavarian State Orchestra, feat. conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch, singers: Fischer-Dieskau, Varady), Concerto for Orchestra, The Six String Quartets, Concerto for Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta / Hungarian Sketches, Songs, Pieces for Children and Bluebeard's Castle (London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: István Kertész). Genres related to him: 20th-century classical music, Chamber music, Opera, Ballet, Art song and Classical music.

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Hergé (May 22, 1907 Etterbeek-March 3, 1983 Brussels) also known as Herge, Georges Remi, Georges Prosper Remi, Curious Fox, Jérémie or Jérémiades was a Belgian author, cartoonist, artist and visual artist.

His albums: , , , , , , and .

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 4, 1875 Prague-December 29, 1926 Montreux) a.k.a. Rilke or Rilke, Rainer Maria was an Austrian poet, writer, novelist and art critic.

His albums: , , and .

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Spiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew (November 9, 1918 Towson-September 17, 1996 Berlin) a.k.a. Vice President Spiro Agnew, Spiro Theodore Agnew or Ted was an American lawyer and politician. He had four children, Pamela Lee Agnew, James Rand Agnew, Susan Scott Agnew and Elinor Kimberly Agnew.

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Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 Andernach-March 9, 1994 San Pedro) a.k.a. Heinrich Karl Bukowski, Hank, Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr., Buk, Henry Charles Bukowski or Charles Bukowski was a German poet, writer, novelist, author and columnist. He had one child, Marina Louise Bukowski.

His albums include At Terror Street and Agony Way, Hostage, Poems and Insults, Solid Citizen: Live in Hamburg 1978, Bukowski Lives!, Underwater Poetry Festival, , , and .

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Fred MacMurray

Fred MacMurray (August 30, 1908 Kankakee-November 5, 1991 Santa Monica) a.k.a. Fredrick Martin MacMurray, Frederick Martin MacMurray, Bud, Fred Mac Murray, Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray, Fred McMurray or McMurray, Fred was an American actor and musician. He had four children, Robert MacMurray, Susan MacMurray, Katherine Macmurray and Laurie MacMurray.

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John Fortune

John Fortune (June 30, 1939 Bristol-December 31, 2013) also known as John Wood, Fortune, John or John C. Wood was an English comedian, actor, screenwriter and satirist.

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Etta James

Etta James (January 25, 1938 Los Angeles-January 20, 2012 Riverside) also known as Jamesetta Hawkins, Eita James, Miss Peaches or The Matriarch of R&B was an American musician, singer-songwriter and singer. She had two children, Sametto James and Donto James.

Her albums: Tell Mama, The Essential Etta James, The Genuine Article: The Best of Etta James, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Etta James, Burnin' Down the House, Hickory Dickory Dock, How Strong Is a Woman: The Island Sessions, I'd Rather Go Blind, Live From San Francisco and Love Songs. Genres she performed: Jazz, Blues, Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Gospel music and Rock and roll.

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Eddy Duchin

Eddy Duchin (April 10, 1910 Cambridge-February 9, 1951 New York City) also known as Eddie Duchin or Duchin, Eddy was an American pianist, bandleader and actor. His child is Peter Duchin.

His albums: Best of The Big Bands and Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra. Genres: Jazz.

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Jill Clayburgh

Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944 New York City-November 5, 2010 Lakeville) was an American actor. She had two children, Lily Rabe and Michael Rabe.

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Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis (May 31, 1963 Chicago-August 21, 2003 Skokie) a.k.a. Wesley Lawrence Willis was an American singer, musician, artist, singer-songwriter and visual artist.

His albums include Greatest Hits, Delilah's, Dr. Wax, Drag Disharmony Hell Ride, Rock Power, Wesley Willis, Daren Hacker, Fabian Road Warrior, Feel the Power and Mr. Magoo Goes to Jail, Volume 3. Genres he performed: Electronica, Spoken word, Punk rock, Lo-fi music, Outsider music, Electronic music and Alternative rock.

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Dinu Lipatti

Dinu Lipatti (April 1, 1917 Bucharest-December 2, 1950 Geneva) also known as Lipatti, Dinu was a Romanian pianist and composer.

Discography: Bach / Mozart / Scarlatti / Schubert, J.S. Bach, Scarlatti and Mozart (feat. piano: Dinu Lipatti), Grieg: Piano Concerto / Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, The Master Pianist, Hommage, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 65: Dinu Lipatti, , Waltzes, Chopin, Enescu, Ravel, Liszt, Brahms (feat. piano: Dinu Lipatti) and Waltzes nos. 1-14 / Barcarolle op. 60 / Nocturne op. 27 no. 2 / Mazurka op. 50 no. 3. Genres he performed include Classical music.

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George Duke

George Duke (January 12, 1946 San Rafael-August 5, 2013 Los Angeles) also known as Duke George, Duke, George or George M. Duke was an American keyboard player, keytarist, jazz pianist, composer, teacher, musician, record producer, pianist, music director, music arranger and singer.

His albums include Faces in Reflection, Dream On, Guardian of the Light, Illusions, Is Love Enough?, A Brazilian Love Affair, COOL, Don't Let Go, Duke and Face the Music. Genres he performed include Jazz fusion, Funk, Alternative rock, Rock and roll, Rhythm and blues, Sophisti-pop, Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz and Post-disco.

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Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer (July 12, 1884 Minsk-October 29, 1957 Los Angeles) also known as Louis Mayer, Ezemiel Mayer, L.B., Lazar Mayer, Lazar Meir, Louis Burt Mayer or The old gray Mayer was a Belarusian film producer. He had two children, Irene Mayer Selznick and Edith Mayer.

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Leonard Rose

Leonard Rose (July 27, 1918 Washington, D.C.-November 16, 1984 White Plains) a.k.a. Rose, Leonard was an American , .

His most well known albums: The Complete Piano Trios, Violin Sonatas / Cello Sonatas, Trio No. 2, Op. 100, Sonatas, BWV 1014 - 1017, Trio pour piano No. 1 (Stern, Rose, Istomin), Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra / Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra, Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost", Piano Trio Op. 97 "Archduke", The Royal Edition, Volume 71: Schubert: Symphony no. 5 / Schumann: Cello Concerto and Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" / Carnival Overture / Cello Concerto.

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Floyd Red Crow Westerman

Floyd Red Crow Westerman (August 17, 1936 Lake Traverse Indian Reservation-December 13, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Floyd Westerman, Westerman, Floyd Red Crow, Kanghi Duta, Floyd Crow Westerman, Floyd Redcrow Westerman, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Pop Wharton, Floyd Kanghi Duta Westerman, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman or Red Crow was an American artist, musician, actor, social activist, singer, songwriter, advocate, voice actor and music artist.

His albums include Custer Died for Your Sins / The Land Is Your Mother.

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Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (June 15, 1861 Libeň-November 17, 1936 Hollywood) also known as Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, Ernestine Roessler, Ernestine Schumann or Schumann, Ernestine was an American singer and actor. Her children are called Ferdinand Schumann-Heink, George Washington Schumann, August Heink, Walter Schumann and Henry Heink.

Her albums: Danny Boy.

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Sterling Allen Brown

Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 Washington, D.C.-January 13, 1989 Takoma Park) also known as Sterling A. Brown or Sterling Brown was an American writer and professor.

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Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker (March 29, 1949 Cheltenham-January 13, 2007 New York City) a.k.a. Brecker, Michael was an American composer and musician.

Related albums: Michael Brecker, Now You See It... (Now You Don't), Grey, Time Is of the Essence, Don't Try This at Home, Pilgrimage, Two Blocks From the Edge, Wide Angles, Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall and Nearness of You: The Ballad Book. Genres: Funk, Jazz, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz fusion and Post-bop.

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Arthur Kane

Arthur Kane (February 3, 1949 The Bronx-July 13, 2004 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Kane, Arthur was an American bassist.

Genres he performed include Punk rock, Glam rock, Rock and roll and Glam punk.

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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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George Liberace

George Liberace (July 31, 1911 Menasha-October 16, 1983 Las Vegas) was an American actor and musician.

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Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell (February 1, 1927 Providence-October 28, 2014) also known as Kinnell, Galway was an American writer, poet, author and novelist.

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Arthur Lee

Arthur Lee (March 7, 1945 Memphis-August 3, 2006 Memphis) also known as Arthur Taylor Porter or Lee, Arthur was an American singer, musician, record producer and songwriter.

Discography: Best of Both Worlds, Live in Liverpool 1992, Vindicator, Arthur Lee and Five String Serenade. Genres he performed: Psychedelic rock and Folk rock.

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Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman (November 29, 1939 Cleveland-March 9, 2012 Santa Monica) also known as The Firesign Theatre, Peter Paul Bergman, member of The Firesign Theatre or The Firesign Theater was an American actor, screenwriter, comedian and writer. His child is called Lily Oscar Bergman.

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Mary Travers

Mary Travers (November 9, 1936 Louisville-September 16, 2009 Danbury) also known as Mary Ellin Travers, Travers, Mary, Peter Paul and Mary or Mary was an American singer-songwriter. She had two children, Alicia Travers and Erika Marshall.

Her albums: Mary, It's In Every One of Us and Circles. Her related genres: Folk music and Pop music.

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Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin (May 17, 1904 Paris-November 15, 1976 Neuilly-sur-Seine) otherwise known as Jean-Alexis Moncorgé, Jean Moncorgé, Alexis Moncourge, Jean-Alexis Moncorge or Jean Alexis Gabin Moncorgé was a French actor, singer, film producer and soldier. His children are Florence Gabin, Valérie Moncorgé and Mathias Moncorgé.

His albums include Jean Gabin, Best Of, Chansons de films et d'opérettes des années 30, and De sacs et de cordes.

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Gower Champion

Gower Champion (June 22, 1919 Geneva-August 25, 1980 New York City) a.k.a. Gower Carlyle Champion, Marge and Gower Champion or Gower was an American actor, television director, dancer, choreographer and theatre director. He had two children, Gregg Champion and Blake Champion.

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Wannes Van de Velde

Wannes Van de Velde (April 29, 1937 Antwerp-November 10, 2008 Antwerp) a.k.a. Van de Velde, Wannes or Willy Cecile Johannes Van de Velde was a Dutch singer, actor, composer, musician and poet.

His albums include Het beste van Wannes Van de Velde, In de maat van de Seizoenen, Een verzameling, Wannes Van de Velde, Intiem, Café met rooi' gordijnen and Wannes: Het Beste.

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Don Durant

Don Durant (November 20, 1932 Long Beach-March 15, 2005 Monarch Beach) also known as Donald Allison Durae was an American singer and actor.

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Smiley Burnette

Smiley Burnette (March 18, 1911 Summum, Illinois-February 16, 1967 Encino) also known as Lester Alvin Burnett, Lester 'Smiley' Burnette, George 'Smiley' Burnette, Lester 'Smiley' Burnett, Ole Frog, Lester Alvin Burnette, 'Smiley' Burnette or Lester A. Burnett was an American actor, inventor, musician, singer-songwriter, restaurateur, composer and comedian. He had four children, Carolyn Burnette, Brian Burnette, Linda Burnette and Steven Burnett.

Genres he performed: Country.

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James E. Myers

James E. Myers (October 26, 1919 United States of America-May 10, 2001 Bonita Springs) a.k.a. James Myers, Jimmy De Knight or Jimmy DeKnight was an American actor, songwriter and film producer.

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Frankie Kao

Frankie Kao (February 28, 1950 Kaohsiung-February 17, 2014 Xindian District) a.k.a. Frankie Gao, Frankie Kao's, Ling-feng Gao, Lingfeng Gao, Ling-feng Kao, Kao Ling-Feng or Ling Feng Gou was a Taiwanese singer, actor and presenter. His children are Christine Ko and Chaoen Ko.

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Sean O'Sullivan

Sean O'Sullivan (January 1, 1952 Hamilton-March 9, 1989) was a Canadian , .

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Gerardo Masana

Gerardo Masana (February 1, 1937 Banfield, Buenos Aires-November 11, 1973) was an Argentine musician.

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Daniel Pinkham

Daniel Pinkham (July 5, 1923 Lynn-December 18, 2006 Natick) was an American organist and composer.

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Rich Cronin

Rich Cronin (August 30, 1974 West Roxbury-September 8, 2010 Boston) a.k.a. Richard Burton Cronin was an American singer and songwriter.

Discography: Billion Dollar Sound. Genres: Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B and Hip hop music.

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Francis Magalona

Francis Magalona (October 4, 1964 Mandaluyong-March 6, 2009 Philippines) also known as Francis Michael Durango Magalona, Francis M, Francis M., FM, Kiko, King of Pinoy Rap, Master Rapper, Father of Pinoy Hip-Hop, The Man From Manila, The Mouth, The Filipino King of Rap, FrancisM, Francis Durango Magalona, King of Rap or Hari ng Rap was a Filipino singer, record producer, songwriter, music video director, actor, photographer, presenter, entrepreneur and rapper. He had eight children, Maxene Magalona, Unna Magalona, Nicolo Magalona, Elmo Magalona, Arkin Magalona, Clara Magalona, Saab Magalona and Frank Magalona.

Related albums: The Oddventures of Mr. Cool, Rap is FrancisM, Freeman, Happy Battle, Meron akong ano!, In Love and War, Interscholastic, Ito Ang Gusto Ko, Cold Summer Nights and The Ultimate OPM Collection: The Story of Francis Magalona. Genres: Funk, Rock music, Manila Sound, Hip hop music, Rap music, Rap rock and Pinoy hip hop.

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Minako Honda

Minako Honda (July 31, 1967 Itabashi-November 6, 2005 Bunkyō) also known as Honda Minako or Honda, Minako was a Japanese singer and actor.

Her albums: , CANCEL, Midnight Swing, NEW BEST 1500, アメイジング・グレイス, THE VIRGIN CONCERT IN BUDOKAN LIVE, , , and . Genres: Operatic pop, Crossover, J-pop and Pop music.

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Mado Robin

Mado Robin (December 29, 1918 Yzeures-sur-Creuse-December 10, 1960 Paris) also known as Madeleine Marie Robin was a French singer. Her child is Michelle Smith.

Genres she performed: Opera.

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Meta Seinemeyer

Meta Seinemeyer (September 5, 1895 Berlin-August 19, 1929 Dresden) was a German singer.

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Smilin' Jack Smith

Smilin' Jack Smith (November 16, 1913 Seattle-July 3, 2006 Westlake Village) a.k.a. Jack Ward Smith, The Man With the Smile in His Voice, "Smilin'" Jack Smith, Jack Smith or Smith, Jack was an American actor, singer, radio personality and presenter.

Discography: Dreamweapon I.

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Ed Cobb

Ed Cobb (February 25, 1938-September 19, 1999 Honolulu) a.k.a. Ed Cobb was an American record producer, songwriter and singer.

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Ludwig Donath

Ludwig Donath (March 6, 1900 Vienna-September 29, 1967 New York City) a.k.a. Louis Donath was an Austrian actor.

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Roger Bennett

Roger Bennett (March 10, 1959 Strawberry-March 17, 2007 Houston) was an American , .

Genres: Southern gospel.

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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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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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Sheb Wooley

Sheb Wooley (April 10, 1921 Erick-September 16, 2003 Nashville) also known as Ben Colder, Shelby F. Wooley, Shelby F. "Sheb" Wooley, Shelby Wooley or WOOLEY SHEB was an American singer, actor and singer-songwriter. He had two children, Christie Wooley and Shauna Wooley.

His albums: 22 Greatest Hits Of Sheb Wooley Or Do You Say Ben Colder, The Purple People Eater, Wild And Wooley, Big Unruly Me, That's My Pa, Wild Again, Shakey Breaky Car, The Purple People Eater / I Can't Believe You're Mine, Rawhide/How the West Was Won and Big Ben Strikes Again. Genres related to him: Country and Pop music.

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Randy Vanwarmer

Randy Vanwarmer (March 30, 1955 Indian Hills-January 12, 2004) a.k.a. Randy VanWarmer, Randy Van Warmer or VanWarmer, Randy was an American songwriter, singer, guitarist and musician.

His discography includes: Just When I Needed You Most, Warmer, Third Child, The Vital Spark, Warmer / Terraform and Beat Of Love. Genres he performed include Rock music, Pop music and Soft rock.

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Jimmy Rushing

Jimmy Rushing (August 26, 1901 Oklahoma City-June 8, 1972 New York City) also known as Rushing, Jimmy or James Andrew Rushing was an American singer.

His albums include The You and Me That Used to Be, Every Day I Have the Blues, Five Feet of Soul, The Essential Jimmy Rushing, 1938-1945, Brubeck & Rushing, Blues and Things and Rushing Lullabies. Genres: Blues and Jazz.

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