Unsung Heroes

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780520213609
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928985 | DOI:
Unsung Heroes

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This chapter identifies several jazz musicians who have made some relevant contributions to jazz, which have been largely unrecognized. It looks at Pete Daily, a bandleader who was the basis of Jack Webb's character in Pete Kelly's Blues. Other musicians discussed in this chapter include lively saxophonist Sammy Lee, the lunch-hour horn man of Douglas Aircraft Stew Pletcher (who had recordings of his own), and Pud Brown, who was born into a family of musicians.

Keywords: unknown jazz musicians; Pete Daily; Sammy Lee; Stew Pletcher; Pud Brown

Chapter.  6727 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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