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Warner Bros (record company)

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 735 words.

Record company and label. Warner Bros. was founded as a film company in California in 1923 by Jack Warner and his three brothers, and in 1927 it was a pioneer of sound films. It first...

Three Eddies

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 222 words.

Tap-dancing trio. The leader of the act was Tiny (Earle) Ray (b New Jersey, 1887), who began his professional career as a child dancer in the act of Gussie Francis. The other two...

Hunter, Alberta (jazz)

Ronald M. Radano.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 571 words.

[Beatty, Josephine ]

(b Memphis, April 1, 1895; d New York, Oct 17, 1984). American singer. From 1912 she sang in nightclubs and cabarets in Chicago, and in 1921 she moved to...

Scott, Ronnie (jazz)

Charles Fox.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 1147 words.

[Schatt, Ronald ]

(b London, Jan 28, 1927; d London, Dec 23, 1996). English tenor saxophonist and bandleader. He first played soprano saxophone, and took up the tenor...

Johnson, Ken “Snake Hips”

John Cowley, Jeffrey Green and Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 319 words.

[Hymans-Johnson [Hijmans-Johnson], Kendrick Reginald ]

(b Georgetown, British Guiana [now Guyana], Sept 10, 1914; d London, March 8, 1941). British Guiana bandleader and...

Wick, Joe

Rainer E. Lotz.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 126 words.

[Josef ]

(b Siegburg, Germany, March 19, 1916). German bandleader. He studied violin, drums, and piano at the conservatory in Bonn. At the age of 22 he played drums in the...

Wilmer, Val(erie (Sybil))

Robert Gannon.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 295 words.

(b Harrogate, England, Dec 7, 1941). English writer and photographer. She wrote about jazz from the age of 18 and in 1959–60 studied photography in London. During the following...

Hutchinson, Jiver

Howard Rye and John Cowley.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 208 words.

[Leslie George ]

(b Jamaica, March 16, 1906; d Weeting, England, Nov 22, 1959). Jamaican trumpeter and bandleader. After working with Bertie King’s band in Jamaica (1934) he...

Gaines, Bubba

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 218 words.

[Leslie ]

(b Waycross, GA, Feb 12, 1913; d New York, June 30, 1997). American tap-dancer. His birthdate appears in his application for social security; the place of his birth...

Davis, Kay

Eddie Lambert.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 164 words.

[Wimp, Kathryn Elizabeth ]

(b Evanston, IL, Dec 5, 1920; d Apopka, FL, January 27, 2012). American singer. She studied singing and piano at Northwestern University (1938–43),...

Moss, Danny

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 562 words.

[Dennis ]

(b Redhill, England, Aug 16, 1927; d Perth, Australia, May 28, 2008). English tenor saxophonist. Having taken up clarinet when he was 13, he began playing both...

De Souza, Yorke

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 380 words.

(Errington )

(b Port Antonio, Jamaica, March 19, 1913; d London, Oct 4, 1986). Jamaican pianist. Orphaned in childhood, he was brought up by his grandmother and an aunt and...

Wilson, Garland

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 458 words.

(Lorenzo )

(b Martinsburg, WV, June 13, 1909; d Paris, May 31, 1954). American pianist. He spent a period in Washington, DC, then worked in a five-piece band in a beer garden...

Zetterlund, Monica

Erik Kjellberg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 224 words.

(b Hagfors, Sweden, Sept 20, 1938; d Stockholm, May 12, 2005). Swedish singer. In 1957 she sang with Ib Glindemann’s band in Copenhagen and performed with Arne Domnérus’s orchestra in...

Beckett, Harry

Roger T. Dean.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 545 words.

[Harold Winston ]

(b St. Michael Parish, Barbados, May 30, 1935; d London, July 22, 2010). Barbadian trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He learned music in a Salvation Army...

Ross, Ronnie

Mark Gilbert.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 430 words.

[Albert Ronald ]

(b Calcutta, Oct 2, 1933; d London, Dec 12, 1991). Scottish baritone saxophonist. He settled in the UK in 1946 and began his career as a tenor saxophonist,...

Scott, Mabel

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 358 words.

(b Richmond, VA, April 30, 1915; d Los Angeles, July 19, 2000). American singer. She started singing in church after moving to New York around 1921 and made her professional début in...

Ysaguirre, Bob

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 304 words.

[Robert; Clarence (Fitzroy)]

(b Belize, British Honduras [now Belize City, Belize], Feb 22, 1897; d New York, March 27, 1982). American double bass and tuba player. He began...

Lodder, Steve

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 296 words.

(b St. Helier, Jersey, April 10, 1951). British keyboard player, composer, and organist. After studying organ at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he taught music and worked as a...

Wilson, Herman

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 392 words.

(Herrington )

(b Montego Bay, Jamaica, Aug 10, 1929). Jamaican trombonist, composer, and arranger. He started out playing light orchestral music, then joined Sonny Bradshaw’s...