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Bailey, Buster [William C.]locked

  • Charles E. Kinzer

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(b Memphis, TN, July 19, 1902; d New York, NY, April 12, 1967). American jazz clarinetist. As a teenager he played in W.C. Handy’s orchestra, and in 1919 he moved to Chicago, where he studied with Franz Schoepp and performed and recorded with Erskine Tate, Mamie Smith, and King Oliver. In ...

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