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Mr. B - a book by Ginell, Cary

Mr. B

The Music and Life of Billy Eckstine

Mr. B( )
Author: Ginell, Cary
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $18.99
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(Book). In 1950, Billy Eckstine was the most popular singer in America. Movie-star handsome with an elegant pencil-thin mustache and a wide vibrato, Eckstine possessed one of the most magnificent voices in popular music history. Born in Pittsburgh, Eckstine won a talent contest by imitating Cab Calloway and started leading jazz orchestras under the name Baron Billy. In 1939, he joined Earl Hines' orchestra, composing and performing the hits "Jelly, Jelly" and "Stormy Monday Blues." In...
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