The Delta Rhythm Boys Similar Artists

The Cats & The Fiddle - 68% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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This African-American vocal/instrumental group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, featured original members Austin Powell (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Henderson (first tenor, tipple), Ernie Price (second tenor, tipple) and Chuck Barksdale (bass vocals, bass). The Cats And The Fiddle were one of the finest representatives of the string band/vocal harmony ensembles that were common in Read more

Hot Lips Page - 64% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

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

Buddy Johnson - 52% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Woodrow Wilson Johnson, 10 January 1915, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 February 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist in several dance bands of the 30s, Johnson visited Europe with the Cotton Club Revue and later formed his own big band. Although popular with dancers at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom Johnson’s band was not especially jazz-orientated and neit Read more

Buddy Clark - 51% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Vocals
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Martha Tilton - 42% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. ‘The Liltin’ Miss Tilton’, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal grou Read more

Savannah Churchill - 38% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Savannah Valentine, 21 August 1920, Colfax, Louisiana, USA, d. 20 April 1974, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, New York City, as a child Churchill played violin and sang with the choir at St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Brooklyn. Soon after graduating from Brooklyn’s Girls’ High School, she married David Churchill and they had two children. To Read more

Una Mae Carlisle - 35% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

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 - 33% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

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

Cootie Williams - 31% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Melvin Williams, 10 July 1911, Mobile, Alabama, USA, d. 15 September 1985, New York City, New York, USA. A self-taught trumpeter, Williams first played professionally in the mid-20s, when he was barely into his teens, appearing in the band run by the family of Lester Young. He later played in several New York bands, including those led by Chick Webb and Fletcher Hend Read more

Fats Waller - 31% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Wright Waller, 21 May 1904, Waverley, New York, USA, d. 15 December 1943, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Influenced by his grandfather, a violinist, and his mother, Waller was playing piano at students’ concerts and organ in his father’s church by the time he was 10 years old. In 1918, while still in high school, he was asked to fill in for the regular organist Read more

Harlem Hamfats - 31% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Blues Jazz
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

Blue Lu Barker - 30% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s
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Louise Dupont, 13 December 1913, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 May 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Barker began her career as a dancer and singer in New Orleans but did not record until 1938 after her move to New York. She is almost certainly the ‘Lu Blue’ who recorded with Erskine Hawkins in July of that year. Under her own name she continued to record for Read more

Will Bradley - 30% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Wilbur Schwichtenberg, 12 July 1912, Newton, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 July 1989, Flemington, New Jersey, USA. Bradley played trombone with various bands in New York in the late 20s and at the beginning of the next decade established the working pattern for his whole career, combining studio work with playing in name bands. In the early 30s he recorded with Red Nichols and in 1 Read more

Barbara Morrison - 29% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 September 1952, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. Raised in a suburb of Detroit, Morrison sang as a child, mostly in church. Success in a talent contest was rewarded with a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University. She continued to sing, gaining confidence with maturity and in 1973 moved to Southern California, teaming up with Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson with whose band Read more

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 28% match to The Delta Rhythm Boys

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 2 July 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA. Taking up the alto saxophone as a child, his proficiency at the instrument attracted local band leaders even while young Vinson was still at school, and he began touring with Chester Boone’s territory band during school holidays. Upon his graduation in 1935, Vinson joined the band full- Read more


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