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Saunders King - 74% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Saunders Samuel King, 13 March 1909, Staple, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 August 2000, Oakland, California, USA. Starting out as a singer, and obtaining a job with the NBC network, King took up the electric guitar in 1938 after hearing Charlie Christian. King formed his own band in 1942, and became popular around the San Francisco area; he then began recording for the small Rhythm Read more

Rex Stewart - 70% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rex William Stewart Jnr., 22 February 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 September 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. Stewart began playing cornet in his early teens, having previously tried several other instruments. By 1921 he was in New York where he played in a succession of bands over the next three or four years. A spell with Elmer Snowden in the mid-20s was Read more

Cleo Brown - 66% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cleopatra Brown, 8 December 1903, DeKalb, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 April 1995, Denver, Colorado, USA. Born into a musical household, Brown began singing in her father’s church and after the family moved to Chicago in 1919, she studied music, learning to play piano. In the 20s she worked in clubs and tent shows, and was a frequent broadcaster with her own radio show. From Read more

Jack Hylton - 55% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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2 July 1892, Lancashire, England, d. 29 January 1965, London, England. Hylton was the leader of an outstanding showband, often called ‘Britain’s answer to Paul Whiteman’ because their repertoire included popular songs, novelties, light classical pieces and a few ‘hot’ jazz numbers. Hylton sang as a boy soprano in his father’s bar before turning Read more

Pee Wee King - 50% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, 18 February 1914, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 7 March 2000, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. His parents, whose families had been Polish immigrants, relocated to Abrams when he was a child and he grew up in the Polish community there. His father, who played fiddle and concertina, ran a polka band and the boy was encouraged to play instruments from Read more

Harry Roy - 44% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
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Harry Lipman, 12 January 1900, London, England, d. 1 February 1971, London, England. Influenced by a visit to the UK by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1919, Roy and his brother Sidney formed a dance band, the Darnswells, with Harry on saxophone and clarinet and Sidney on piano. During the 20s, under various names such as the Original Lyrical Five and the Original Cricht Read more

Al Bowlly - 34% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
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Connee Boswell - 33% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1907, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 11 October 1976, New York City, New York, USA. An outstanding singer with enormous but often uncredited influence, Boswell claimed to have been inspired by singers as diverse as Bessie Smith and Enrico Caruso. According to outside sources, Connee and her sisters, Martha and Helvetia, were both influenced and encouraged by the N Read more

Stuff Smith - 30% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith, 14 August 1909, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA, d. 25 September 1967, Munich, Germany. Smith began playing violin as a child; he had some formal tuition but left home at the age of 15 to make his way as a professional musician. In 1926, he became a member of the popular Alphonso Trent band, where he remained, with side trips to other bands, for four years Read more

Claude Thornhill - 28% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more

Harlem Hamfats - 28% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Despite their name, the Hamfats were based in Chicago, Illinois, and were perhaps the first group created (by J. Mayo Williams) solely to make records. With some variation, the personnel consisted of New Orleans trumpeter Herb Morand, the brothers Joe and Charlie McCoy on guitar and mandolin, clarinettist Odell Rand, pianist Horace Malcolm, John Lindsay or Ransom Knowling on ba Read more

Paul Whiteman - 28% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 29 December 1967, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Whiteman’s father was a distinguished music teacher and a career in music seemed the most natural thing for the youngster to follow. A tall, heavily-built individual, Whiteman first learned classical violin, and in his teens was a member of the local symphony orchestra. During Worl Read more

Roy Fox - 26% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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25 October 1901, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 20 March 1982, Twickenham, England. Raised in Hollywood, Fox played the cornet in local bands at the age of 16, and was later with Abe Lyman before joining Art Hickman with whom he made his first records. Fronting his own band at Hollywood’s Cafe Montmartre led to a job as musical director with Fox Films, and an offer to form Read more

Eddy Duchin - 24% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Big Band & Swing Instrumental
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Immortalized by Tyrone Power, who portrayed the pianist-band leader in the movie-biography The Eddy Duchin Story, with Carmen Cavallaro providing the soundtrack keyboard work. Though trained as a pharmacist, Duchin opted to become a professional musician during the late 20s and, af Read more

Gracie Fields - 24% match to Ray Noble

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, d. 27 September 1979, Capri, Italy. A singer and comedienne, so popular in the UK during the 30s and 40s that she was its most famous person next to Royalty. Educated occasionally, in-between work in a cotton mill and playing in juvenile troupes, pierrot shows and revues, she took her first big step in 1918 whe Read more


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