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Vic Damone - 100% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Television War
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Vito Rocco Farinola, 12 June 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A romantic balladeer with a strong, smooth baritone voice, Damone took singing lessons while working as an usher and elevator operator at New York’s Paramount Theater. After appearing with Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he sang at La Martinique Club, a venue known as a nursery for young voc Read more

Dick Haymes - 82% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Comedy Musicals & The Arts Jazz Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
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Richard Benjamin Haymes, 13 September 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina, d. 28 March 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the outstanding ballad singers to emerge from the swing era of the late 30s/early 40s, with a deep, warm baritone voice and a straightforward style similar to Bob Manning, another singer who was popular in the 50s. Son of a Scottish father, and an Irish Read more

Keely Smith - 72% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals Blues Pop / Rock
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Dorothy Jaqueline Keely Smith, 9 March 1932, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. A jazzy singer most famous for her work with her husband, band leader Louis Prima. Smith made her professional debut with Prima in 1949, and the couple were married in July 1953. As well as her solo spots with the big band, she frequently duetted with Prima on stylized versions of well-known songs. In 1958, Read more

Joe Williams - 70% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Blues Country & Bluegrass Drama Easy Listening
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Joseph Goreed, 12 December 1918, Cordele, Georgia, USA, d. 29 March 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Williams began his musical career singing in a gospel group in Chicago and by the late 30s was performing regularly as a solo singer. He had short-lived jobs with bands led by Jimmie Noone and others, was encouraged by Lionel Hampton, who employed him briefly in 1943, and in 195 Read more

Mel Tormé - 65% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Vocals Jazz Television Holiday & Seasonal Drama Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Comedy Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller War
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Melvin Howard Torme, 13 September 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 June 1999, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A child prodigy, Tormé first sang on radio as a toddler and while still in his teens he was performing as a singer, pianist, drummer and dancer. He was also composing songs at an early age and wrote arrangements for the band led by Chico Marx, and composed & Read more

Sammy Davis Jr. - 64% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Vocals Comedy Jazz Musicals & The Arts Television Drama Easy Listening Documentaries Pop / Rock Kids & Family Westerns Action & Adventure Music Videos & Concerts Instrumental
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Vaughn Monroe - 58% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Country & Bluegrass Westerns Easy Listening Big Band & Swing
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7 October 1911, Akron, Ohio, USA, d. 21 May 1973, Stuart, Florida, USA. Monroe was a Wisconsin State Trumpet Champion in 1926 with an ambition to become an opera singer. This eventually led him to join Austin Wylie And His Golden Pheasant Orchestra and Larry Funk And His Band Of A Thousand Melodies. He studied voice at the New England Conservatory Of Music, and in 1939 sang Read more

Dinah Washington - 56% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Blues Dance Disco
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Ruth Lee Jones, 29 August 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 14 December 1963, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in Chicago, Dinah Washington first sang in church choirs for which she also played piano. She then worked in local clubs, where she was heard by Lionel Hampton, who promptly hired her. She was with Hampton from 1943-46, recording hits with ‘Evil Gal Blues’, Read more

Lena Horne - 56% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Vocals Musicals & The Arts Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Drama Easy Listening Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Westerns
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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Horne is a dynamic performer, of striking appearance and elegant style. The daughter of an actress and a hotel operator, she was brought up mainly by her paternal grandmother, Cora Calhoun Horne. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 as a singer in the chorus at Harlem’s Cotton Clu Read more

Jack Teagarden - 54% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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Weldon Leo Teagarden, 29 August 1905, Vernon, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1964, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. One of the giants of jazz, Teagarden began playing trombone and singing in and around his home-town, encouraged by his mother, Helen Teagarden, a pianist. From his early teens he was playing professionally, touring with various bands, notably that led by Peck Kelley. He Read more

Sarah Vaughan - 54% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Music & Radio Blues Blues Disco Drama Easy Listening Vocals
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Sarah Lois Vaughan, 27 March 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although she was not born into an especially musical home environment (her father was a carpenter and her mother worked in a laundry), the young Sarah Vaughan had plenty of contact with music-making. As well as taking piano lessons for nearly 10 years, she sang in her c Read more

Johnny Hartman - 52% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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John Maurice Hartman, 13 July 1923, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 September 1983, New York City, New York, USA. Having started to sing while still at school, Hartman went on to study at musical college. He became a professional following the end of the World War II and first attracted widespread attention singing with Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines in 1947 and two years later Read more

Bing Crosby - 50% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Television Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Drama Easy Listening Kids & Family Soundtracks Sports & Recreation Vocals Pop / Rock Dance Jazz Comedy
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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

Dinah Shore - 49% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Television Big Band & Swing Children's Music Comedy Easy Listening Movies & TV Soundtracks
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Al Jolson - 48% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening Jazz Comedy Documentaries Soundtracks
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Asa Yoelson, 26 May 1886, Srednick, Lithuania (his exact date of birth is uncertain), d. 23 October 1950, San Francisco, California, USA. Shortly before the turn of the century, Jolson’s father, Moses Yoelson, emigrated to the USA. In a few years he was able to send for his wife and four children, who joined him in Washington DC. Moses Yoelson was cantor at a synagogue Read more

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