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Sylvia Syms - 100% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvia Blagman, 2 December 1917, Brooklyn, USA, d. 10 May 1992, New York City, New York, USA. One of America’s most distinguished cabaret and jazz singers with a profound appreciation of lyrics, Syms overcame polio as a child, and in her teens discovered the delights of jazz in the clubs of New York’s 52nd Street. Inspired and informally trained by Billie Holiday, Read more

Ernie Andrews - 96% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Andrews was raised in Louisiana but by his mid-teens was living in Los Angeles where he attracted attention through singing at talent shows. He also sang with visiting bands, including Andy Kirk’s, and made a handful of records that were sufficiently popular to convince him that he was in the right business. Although in Read more

Mabel Mercer - 75% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 February 1900, Birmingham, Staffordshire, England, d. 20 April 1984, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. A celebrated and influential cabaret singer, as a young girl Mercer was educated at convent school, and underwent classical voice training. Her mother was a white variety singer and actress, her father a black American jazz singer who died before she was born. Her mother re Read more

Lucky Millinder - 32% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Una Mae Carlisle - 28% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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26 December 1915, Xenia, Ohio, USA, d. 7 November 1956, New York City, New York, USA. Playing piano and singing professionally while still in her teens, Carlisle was heard by Fats Waller in 1932. Hired by Waller, with whom she established a close relationship, Carlisle made several records in the late 30s. Waller joined her on some of these, notably a delightful version of & Read more

Wingy Manone - 27% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Matthews Manone, 13 February 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 July 1982, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Manone lost his right arm in a road accident while still a child, but took up trumpet playing, turning professional in his mid-teens. The 20s were hectic times for Manone. He worked with many riverboat and territory bands, visited St. Louis where he made his first r Read more

Bing Crosby - 26% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Lillis Crosby, 3 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA, d. 14 October 1977, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. One of the most popular vocalists of all time, Crosby picked up his nickname through a childhood love of a strip-cartoon character in a local newspaper. After first singing with a jazz band at high school, he sang at university with a friend, Al Rinker. The duo decided t Read more

Andy Kirk - 19% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Count Basie - 19% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Hot Lips Page - 18% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oran Thaddeus Page, 27 January 1908, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1954, New York City, New York, USA. In the 20s Page played trumpet mostly in his home state but also toured in bands accompanying some of the best of the day’s blues singers, among them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. Towards the end of the 20s Page joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils, a band Read more

Eddie Condon - 17% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Edwin Condon, 16 November 1905, Goodland, Indiana, USA, d. 4 July 1973, New York City, USA. After working in local bands, guitarist and banjoist Condon moved to Chicago in the early 20s. He quickly associated himself with the very finest young white musicians based there: Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Teschemacher, Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman, Dave Tough and other members Read more

George Lewis - 17% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz
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Carol Sloane - 16% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carol Morvan, 5 March 1937, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. While still only 14 years old, Sloane sang with a local dance band, Ed Drew’s, owing to the active encouragement of her piano- and saxophone-playing Uncle Joe. By her late teens she had gained sufficient experience to be hired by the popular dance band led by the brothers Les And Larry Elgart. In 1960 she briefl Read more

George Wein - 16% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Theodore Wein, 3 October 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. After studying formally, Wein began playing piano professionally in his early teenage years. He led his own band in and around his home town for a period, frequently accompanying visiting jazz musicians. In 1950 he opened his own club in Boston, the Storyville, formed his own record label (which had the same n Read more

Sophie Tucker - 16% match to Bobby Short

Genres: Jazz Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sophie (or Sonia) Kalish-Abuza, 13 January 1884, in transit between Russia and Poland, d. 9 February 1966, New York, USA. A legendary performer of generous proportions, brassy and dynamic, who claimed to be The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas. The daughter of Russian parents, Tucker was taken to the USA when she was three years old. Sophie’s father took the man’s name an Read more


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