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3:56
3:09
4:10
4:09
3:01
3:46
4:15
3:36
3:26
3:55
4:17
3:15
2:17
4:10
4:03
2:30
3:31
3:16

About Herb Jeffries

Although not really a jazz singer, Herb Jeffries was the last surviving member of the 1940 Duke Ellington Orchestra and a fine interpreter of swing songs and ballads. He performed with Erskine Tate in the early '30s, Earl Hines (1931-1934), and Blanche Calloway, before becoming the first black cowboy actor in a series of '30s Westerns. He gained his greatest fame while with Ellington (1940-1942), having a big hit in "Flamingo." Jeffries, who recorded with Sidney Bechet in 1940, worked as a single artist after leaving Ellington in 1942, recording on an occasional basis and remaining active into the mid-'90s. He died, reportedly of heart failure, on May 25, 2014 in West Hills, California. ~ Scott Yanow

  • ORIGIN
    Detroit, MI
  • BORN
    24 Sep 1913

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