Armando Greco, 14 August 1926, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Greco is a singer and pianist known for his swinging, ultra-hip interpretations of classy songs. The son of a music critic who had his own radio show on station WPEN, Buddy himself appeared on WPEN at the age of five, initially making his mark as a singer and actor. Later on, like his two brothers, he studied to become a pianist, practising and playing at the Philadelphia Settlement House, a 10-block complex of recreational and hobby facilities, where so many of the citys youthful musicians congregated. Greco led his own trio during 1944-49, and recorded a major hit version of Carmen Lombardos Ooh! Look-A-There, Aint She Pretty?, though the singer received only $32 for recording the single. Heard by Benny Goodman while playing at Philadelphias Club 13, he was offered a job by the band leader and subsequently became pianist-vocalist-arranger with the Goodman...
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