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Albinia Jones

b. 29 November 1914, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA, d. 24 June 1989, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Jones found its way to NY in 1932, her just singing experience on the Mt. Holy Baptists Cathedral in Gulfport. Her initial professional engagement was on the Elk’s Rendezvous Membership, which proved therefore effective that she was maintained for nine a few months. Various other nightclubs she sang in included the Membership Harlem, the Community Vanguard and Murrains Cafe. Her initial recordings for Country wide in 1944/5 presented jazz music artists Dizzy Gillespie, Don Byas, Edmond Hall, Sammy Cost and Cliff Jackson. She toured the south and Midwest with Blanche Calloway and Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, and worked well alongside Gillespie and Tiny Bradshaw using the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. Following the battle, she documented three classes for Decca Information, backed by Cost’s group. In the first 50s she dropped over on stage, struggling a personal injury that pressured her to employ a crutch at golf club dates. As a result of this, she retired from music soon afterwards and finally succumbed to leukaemia.

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