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Red Prysock - 100% match to Lee Allen

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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Wilbert Prysock, 2 February 1926, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, d. 19 February 1993, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After attempting to learn piano, organ, clarinet and trumpet, Prysock received a tenor saxophone from his sister for his seventeenth birthday. He learned to play the instrument during his military service in World War II. Prysock turned professional upon his demobi Read more

Sil Austin - 42% match to Lee Allen

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester Austin, 17 September 1929, Dunnellon, Florida, USA. A quintessential R&B tenor saxophone ‘honker’, Austin started his career by winning a talent contest at Harlem’s Apollo theatre. He learned his craft in the big bands of Roy Eldridge and Cootie Williams. In 1956 he reached the Top 20 with ‘Slow Walk’ and had later hits with ‘Bal Read more

Sam Butera - 25% match to Lee Allen

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Dave "Baby" Cortez - 23% match to Lee Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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David Cortez Clowney, 13 August 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Cortez played piano in church as a boy and progressed from there to Hammond organ, performing on the chitlins’ circuit through the Midwest and California in the late 50s. From 1955-57 he performed with vocal group the Pearls and in 1956-57 also worked with the Valentines and the Jesters. In 1956 he made his f Read more

Richard Maltby - 17% match to Lee Allen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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26 June 1914, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 19 August 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Maltby started playing cornet in his school band, going on to Northwest University Music School, before his first professional experience with ‘Little’ Jack Little and his band. He was musical director for CBS radio in Chicago (1940-45), and during this period wrote ‘Six Fl Read more

Lloyd Glenn - 14% match to Lee Allen

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 November 1909, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 23 May 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. Glenn’s economic, propulsive technique helped to establish the west coast blues piano style. Having been taught ragtime by his father and uncle, he worked with a number of territory bands, including the Royal Aces and Boots And His Buddies, while in his teens. He first recorded as a Read more

Ted Heath - 13% match to Lee Allen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1900, Wandsworth, London, England, d. 18 November 1969, Virginia Water, Surrey, England. After playing tenor horn at the age of six, Heath later switched to trombone and throughout the 20s and 30s played with top orchestras such as Jack Hylton, Al Sarita, Sydney Lipton, and in the early 40s with Geraldo. On 7 May 1945 (VJ Day), he formed his own band, some of the ea Read more


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