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Cafe Songbook Performer Index
(last names beginning with "B")

Only performers who currently appear on Cafe Songbook Song pages are listed.

 

For performers with last names beginning with "B," scroll the table below.
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Performer
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Performance(s) on Cafe Songbook
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Mildred Bailey
(born February 27, 1907, Tekoa, Washngton (US)– December 12, 1951 (age 44) Poughkeepsie, New York (US))



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Pearl Bailey
(March 29, 1918, Southhampton, County, Virginia – August 17, 1990, Philadelphia, Pennsylavania)


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Chet Baker
(Dec. 23, 1929, Yale Oklahoma – May 13, 1988, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

cover art Chet Baker CD
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Patricia Barber
(born Nov. 8, 1955, Chicago)



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Count Basie
(August 21, 1904 Red Bank, New Jersey, - April 26, 1984, Hollywood, Florida)


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Shirley Bassey


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Joshua Bell
(born December 9, 1967, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)


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Tony Bennett
(b. Aug. 3, 1926,
Astoria, Queens,
New York City)

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The Berry Brothers
(dance team working 1930s -1940s consisting of Ananias born New Orleans August 18, 1913, died Oct 5, 1951; James born c. 1915 died Jan. 28, 1969 and Warren Berry born December 25, 1922 Denver died Aug. 10 1996)

The Berry Brothers dancing to "Fascinating Rhythm" can be seen in the documentary of MGM Musicals
"That's Entertainment."Also view at the
Cafe Songbook page for
"Fascinating Rhythm"
Margot Bingham
(born in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, singer and actress now based in New York City -- aka Margot B)

album title: Margot Bingham "Live at the Hazlett Theater"
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Kathy Blackburn
(San Francisco Bay area jazz and blues singer)


no photo or album cover available
Vivian Blaine
(November 21, 1921, Newark, New Jersey - December 9, 1995, New York City)


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Art Blakey
(October 11 1919, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Oct 16 1990, New York City, aka Abdullah Ibn Buhaina)


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Mary J. Blige
(born January 11, 1971, The Bronx, New York City)


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Paul Bley
(born Hyman Paul Bley, November 10, 1932, Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- jazz pianist and composer)


Introducing Paul Bley
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Ray Bolger
(January 10, 1904, Boston - January 15, 1987, Los
Angeles, California)

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Stefano Bollani
(born December 5, 1972
Milan, Italy --jazz pianist)

Stefano Bollani album cover
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Connee Boswell
(born December 3, 1907, Kansas City, Missouri, US, – died October 11, 1976, New York City --
singe, actress)


Connee Boswell album cover
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The
Boswell Sisters
(Connee (sometimes Connie -- December 3, 1907 – October 11, 1976), Helvetia (Vet -- May 20, 1911 – November 12, 1988), and Martha (June 9, 1905 – July 2, 1958)


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Chris Botti
(born October 12, 1962, Portland, Oregon, USA)


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Lillian Boutté
(born August 6, 1949 in New Orleans, LA US -- jazz and blues singer)


Product Details
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Al Bowlly
(January 7, 1899 in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique --died london, April, 1941)

album cover: "This Is Romance" by Al Bowlly
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Ruby Braff
(born Reuben Braff, March 16, 1927, Boston Massachussetts( ?), U.S. -- died February 9, 2003 Chatham, Massachussets, US) - jazz trumpeter and cornetist

Ruby Braff, album cover
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Dee Dee Bridgewater
(born Denise Eileen Garrett, May 27, 1950,
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. jazz singer, actress, radio personality (WBGO Newark, NJ))


Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee
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Shelton Brooks
(May 4, 1886, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada - September 6, 1975, Los Angeles, California)
album/photo currently unavailable
The Brown Dots
William "Pat Best, (guitar and vocals; Joe King (lead tenor), Jimmy Gordon (bass) and Ivory Deek Watson (2nd tenor)


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Clifford Brown
aka "Brownie,"
(October 30, 1930, Wilmington, Delaware- June 26, 1956, a highway near Bedford, Pennsylvania)


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Kay Brown

Kay Brown at IMDB

Ray Brown
(born Raymond Matthews Brown, October 13, 1926, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US – died July 2, 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana US, Jazz bassist of great renown, known especially for work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald )
Bassics: Best of Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000
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Dave Brubeck
(born December 6, 1920, Concord California)

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Michael Bublé (b. 9 Sept. 9, 1975, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) album cover: Michael Buble "Come Fly with Me"
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Jack Buchanan
(April 2, 1891, Dumbartonshire, Scotland – October 20, 1957, London, UK)


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Kenny Burrell
(born July 31, 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA--jazz guitarist)

album cover: Introducing Kenny Burrell
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Kate Bush
(born Catherine Bush, July 30, 1958, Welling, England, UK -- musician, singer-songwriter)



album: The Sensual World by Kate BushAmazon || iTunes

Douglas Byng
(March 17, 1893, Near Nottingham, England – August 24, 1987, Northwood, Middlesex, England)

Douglas Byng at
Wikipedia

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Charlie Byrd
(born September 16, 1925, Suffolk, Virginia, US - died December 2, 1999 (age 74) Annapolis, Maryland, US -- jazz guitarist (Bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Swing))


Charlie Byrd: "For Louis"
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Performers on "B" Page
(Click name to go directly to entry)

Mildred Bailey
Pearl Bailey
Chet Baker
Patricia Barber
Count Basie
Shirley Bassey
Joshua Bell
Tony Bennett
The Berry Brothers
Margo Bingham
Kathy Blackburn
Vivian Blaine
Art Blakey
Paul Bley
Mary J. Blige
Ray Bolger
Stephano Bollani
Connee Boswell
The Boswell Sisters
Chris Botti
Lillian Boutté
Al Bowlly
Dee Dee Bridgewater
The Brown Dots
Clifford Brown
Kay Brown
Dave Brubeck
Michael Bublé
Jack Buchanan
Kenny Burrell
Kate Bush
Douglas Byng
Charlie Byrd
 
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