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McKenzie, Red (1899 - 1948), singer, entertainer, promoter

Rainer E. Lotz

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b St. Louis, 14 Oct 1899; d New York, 7 Feb 1948). American singer, entertainer, and promoter. Although he played no instrument and was only a mediocre singer, he became an important figure in the Chicago jazz movement of the 1920s. His activities as a talent scout resulted in recording contracts for Bix Beiderbecke, the Chicago Rhythm Kings, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, the Spirits of Rhythm,

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