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us: Bailey, Buster

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    • us: Bailey, William C., 1902-1967
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        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Handy's Memphis Blues Band
        • Organization: (naf) Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) All Stars (Musical group : Louis Armstrong)
        • Organization: (naf) Jazz & Music Club Porgy & Bess
        • Organization: (naf) Mills Blue Rhythm Band
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        (lcsh) Saxophonists
          (lcsh) Clarinetists
            (lcsh) Jazz musicians
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        • Sources

          • found: The Black swing tradition [SR] p1980: label (Buster Bailey)
          • found: The Golden era of Dixieland jazz [SR] 196-?: container (Buster Bailey, clarinet; d. 1967)
          • found: Chilton, J. Ww of jazz, 1985 (Bailey, "Buster" William C.; clarinet, saxes; b. Memphis, Tenn., 7-19-02; d. Brooklyn, N.Y., 4-12-67)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 9, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bailey, Buster; William C. Bailey; saxophonist, clarinetist, jazz musician; born 19 July 1902 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States; studied clarinet at Clay Street School in Memphis; joined the touring band of the famed blues composer W. C. Handy (1917); worked in Erskine Tate's Vendome Theatre Orchestra and in Freddie Keppards's small jazz band at the Lorraine Gardens (1919); joined Armstrong in the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at New York's prestigious Roseland Ballroom (1924); worked with Clarence Williams's studio groups (1925-1937); toured with the singer and band leader Noble Sissle (1929-1931); joined the Mills Blue Rhythm Band (1934-1935); worked with John Kirby in Kirby's swing sextet and enjoyed successful engagements in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, recording extensively for Lang-Worth Radio Transcription Service (1937-1944 and 1945-1946); worked and recorded with Red Onion Jazz Babies band; worked with Wilbur De Paris (1947-1949), with the trumpeter Red Allen (1950) and with the trombonist "Big Chief" Russell Moore (1952); joined the orchestra of Porgy and Bess (1953-1954); worked with Wild Bill Davison (1961-1963) and with Red Richards's Saints and Sinners (1963-1964); joined Louis Armstrong's All Stars (1965); the significant album he made under his own name was All About Memphis (1958); died 12 April 1967 in New York, New York, United States)
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          • 1985-01-14: new
          • 2015-04-18: revised
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