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Singleton, Zutty

Robert Mirandon

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1802098

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Singleton, Zutty (14 May 1898–14 July 1975), jazz drummer, was born Arthur James Singleton in Bunkie, Louisiana. (No information on his parents is available.) Singleton was given his nickname—a Creole term meaning cute—during his earliest years. As a child, he moved with his family to New Orleans, where he grew up and attended public school....

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Subjects: Percussion ; Blues ; Jazz

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