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Eddie Chamblee

Biography

Eddie Chamblee was an excellent, sometimes inspirational participant who made efforts both in big-band and small-combo configurations in addition to early R&B. Chamblee analyzed legislation at Chicago Condition University, then used several Army rings from 1941 to 1946. He going a little group in Chicago from 1946 before mid-’50s, then proved helpful for just two years with Lionel Hampton, documenting and touring in European countries in 1956. Chamblee returned to little combos, and supported vocalist Dinah Washington on many outstanding schedules in 1957, 1958, and 1963. (He and Washington had been also briefly wedded.) Chamblee caused Milt Buckner and Hampton within the ’70s, coming back together to European countries in 1976, 1977, and 1978. He also documented with each musician, and do some sessions along with his very own music group in 1976. Chamblee performed for a brief period in Count number Basie’s orchestra in 1982.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth February 24, 1920
Died May 1, 1999, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Saxophonist
Nationality American
Spouse Dinah Washington
Music Songs Doodlin', Back Street, Come On In, La! La! La! Lady, Chamblee Special, Dureop, Lazy Mood, Strollin' Sax, Flat Beer, Walkin' Home, Song of India, Blue Steel, Blowing In Paris, Swing a Little Taste, Twenty Years After, Robbin's Nest, Village Square, Lester Leaps Again, Every Shut Eye Ain't Sleep, Without A Song, Wooden Soldiers Swing, Whisper Not, Skang!, At Your Beck And Call, Sometimes I'm Happy, Champin', And The Angels Sing, Cradle Rock, New Green Onions, The Honeydripper, Trombone Butter, Pour Chamblee
Albums Chamblee Music, The Rocking Tenor Sax of Eddie Chamblee, Doodlin', Jazz in Paris: Lionel Hampton and His French New Sound, Volume 2, Chamblee Special, Saxophone Essentials (1957-1958), All Out, Last Call, The Rockin' and Walkin' Rhythm of Eddie Chamblee, This Is It, Eddie Chamblee: Lonesome Road, Blowing In Paris (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions (Paris & Toulouse, France 1976)), Ham Hocks & Cornbread, Vol. B


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#Fact
1 In October 2013, her recording of "Romance In The Dark" was used in a TV advertisement for Guiness Brewers.
2 She was a progressive Democrat who strongly supported the presidency of John F. Kennedy.
3 One of her many husbands was George Jenkins, a one-time drummer in Lionel Hampton's band.
4 One short-lived marriage was to Walter Buchanan, a bassist for Arnett Cobb.
5 Was godmother to singer Patti Austin.
6 Her two sons were George and Robert (Bobby).
7 She chose and imposed Quincy Jones as her musical arranger, when he was not yet a name in the music industry.
8 Ranked #48 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
9 Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987.
10 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 (under the category Early Influence).
11 Was one of the performers featured on a set of stamps of rock and blues legends issued by the U.S. Postal Service in June 1993.
12 Her name was changed to Dinah Washington by Lionel Hampton.
13 Married seven times.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ash vs Evil Dead 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
North v South 2015 performer: "Me and the One That I Love" - as Dina Washington
Flat Earth Proof 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Gambler 2014/III performer: "This Bitter Earth"
The Connection 2014 performer: "This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight"
The Theory of Everything 2014 performer: "Time After Time"
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eastbound & Down 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Butler 2013/I performer: "I'll Close My Eyes"
P.O.V. 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
On the Road 2012 performer: "Mean And Evil Blues"
The Hour 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
L.A. Noire 2011 Video Game performer: "A Slick Chick on the Mellow"
The Fairy 2011 performer: "What a Difference a Day Made" written by nm6967179 & nm0011367
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miral 2010 "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
So You Think You Can Dance 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Shutter Island 2010 performer: "THIS BITTER EARTH" 1960
Gossip Girl 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nights in Rodanthe 2008 performer: "Backwater Blues", "A Rockin' Good Way To Mess Around and Fall in Love"
Midnight Son 2007 Short performer: "Teach Me Tonight"
Take the Lead 2006 performer: "Fly Me To The Moon In Other Words"
Six Feet Under 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens 2004-2005 TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Ved kongens bord 2005 TV Mini-Series performer: "The Light"
Niagara Motel 2005 performer: "What a Difference a Day Makes"
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
It Runs in the Family 2003 performer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby"
Skeppsholmen 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two Weeks Notice 2002 performer: "Baby You've Got What It Takes"
Scrubs 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Russian Doll 2001 performer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby"
Obra maestra 2000 performer: "Teach Me Tonight"
Four Dogs Playing Poker 2000 performer: "A Stranger On Earth"
Joe Gould's Secret 2000 performer: "Am I Asking Too Much"
The Hurricane 1999 performer: "It Could Happen to You"
Grass 1999 Documentary performer: "I Get a Kick Out of You"
Plenilunio 1999 performer: "You Don't Know What Love Is"
Run Lola Run 1998 performer: "What A Difference A Day Makes"
From the Earth to the Moon TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes, 1998 writer - 2 episodes, 1998
Claire Dolan 1998 performer: "Don't Say Nothing at All" / writer: "Don't Say Nothing at All"
Frogs for Snakes 1998 performer: "Destination Moon"
My Son the Fanatic 1997 performer: "Teach Me Tonight", "A Rockin' Good Way"
That Old Feeling 1997 performer: "Call Me Irresponsible"
Donnie Brasco 1997 performer: "A Stranger on Earth" 1964
Boyfriends 1996 performer: "I Wish I Knew the Name of the Boy in My Dreams"
The Cable Guy 1996 performer: "TV Is the Thing This Year"
Faithful 1996 performer: "What A Difference a Day Makes"
Casino 1995 performer: "Unforgettable", "What A Difference A Day Makes"
Home for the Holidays 1995 performer: "Trouble in Mind"
Fallen Angels 1993-1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 performer: "Blue Gardenia", "I'll Close My Eyes", "Soft Winds"
Blue Sky 1994 performer: " Baby You've Got What It Takes"
Corrina, Corrina 1994 performer: "WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE"
Chungking Express 1994 performer: "What a Difference a Day Makes"
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music 1993 Documentary performer: "I Don't Hurt Anymore"
Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns 1993 Documentary performer: "What a Diff'rence a Day Made"
Born Yesterday 1993 performer: "TEACH ME TONIGHT"
Traces of Red 1992 performer: "THESE FOOLISH THINGS"
JFK 1991 performer: "A Stranger on Earth"
29th Street 1991 performer: "Unforgettable"
Kill Me Again 1989 performer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Der ganz normale Wahnsinn 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Killer of Sheep 1978 performer: "This Bitter Earth", "Unforgettable"
Slumber Party '57 1976 performer: "What a Difference a Day Makes"
Rock 'n' Roll Revue 1955 Short performer: "Only A Moment Ago"
Show Time at the Apollo 1955 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New American Bandstand 1965 1962 TV Series Herself
Startime 1960 TV Series Herself
Jazz on a Summer's Day 1959 Documentary Herself
The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 TV Series Herself
Rock 'n' Roll Revue 1955 Short Herself
Show Time at the Apollo 1955 TV Series Herself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Bert Stern: Original Madman 2011 Documentary
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Rhapsody in Black 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music 1993 Documentary Herself - Performer
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame 1993 TV Special documentary Herself
The Ladies Sing the Blues 1989 Herself

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#Quote
1 There is only one heaven, one earth and one queen (me) Queen Elizabeth is an impostor. DW, during a London performance


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