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Friday, February 1, 2013

Don't Come Back - Buddy Stewart

I believe this to be the incorrect bio for the singer on this track. If someone can help me out...please do! Buddy Stewart (né Albert James Byrne, Jr; 1922 in Derry, New Hampshire — 1 February 1950 Deming, New Mexico) was an American jazz singer. Stewart's parents were dancers, so he entered at the age of eight years in vaudeville and sang in a number of groups, including one as a duet with his future wife Martha Wayne. As a member of The Snowflakes, he joined vocal groups in the 1940s that sang with the orchestras of Glenn Miller and Claude Thornhill. After serving in the U.S. Army (from March 1942 to 1944) he sang with the Dave Lambert and Gene Krupa Orchestra on What's This, the first vocal recording in the bop style. In the following years, he worked with Lambert, recording for a small label Sittin 'In With, arranged by Gerry Mulligan. In 1947 he sang a recording with the Charlie Ventura Orchestra — Synthesis and East of Suez, Savoy Records. Beginning January 1948, he appeared under his own name, and as co-leader with Kai Winding — and 1949 with Charlie Barnet's bebop orchestra. In 1948, he recorded as a band leader. Stewart and Lambert recorded with Blossom Dearie, a third voice and two horns, Bennie Green and Allen Eager added. In February 1949, they were together with Charlie Parker's quintet on the air. Stewart was killed in 1950 in an automobile accident when he went to visit his wife and their child in New Mexico. After Stewart's death, when his wife was standing there penniless, friends organized a benefit concert on March 24 at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. The concert included Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Ventura, Stan Getz, Tony Scott, Al Cohn, Lester Young, Lennie Tristano, Harry Belafonte, JJ Johnson, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Oscar Pettiford. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

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