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Frankie Newton

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Trumpeter Frankie Newton, whose mellow and thoughtful design sometimes seemed somewhat out of place in the golf swing era, had a comparatively short but artistically rewarding profession. He previously stints with Lloyd Scott (1927-1929), Cecil Scott (1929-1930), Chick Webb, Elmer Snowden, Charlie Johnson, and Sam Wooding, and made an appearance on Bessie Smith’s last recording program in 1933. Newton caused Charlie Barnet’s short-lived built-in music group in 1936 along with Teddy Hill, before briefly getting closely connected with bassist John Kirby and his affiliates. The eventual John Kirby Sextet could have been the reasonable place for the trumpeter, but a falling out in clumps in 1937 were left with younger Charlie Shavers obtaining the spot within the commercially effective group. Newton rather performed for Mezz Mezzrow and Lucky Millinder, led several record times (including taking part in a collection for Hugues Panassie), and worked well at Cafe Culture, accompanying Billie Vacation on many of her information (especially “Strange Fruits”). Because the 1940s advanced, Newton became much less thinking about music and steadily faded in the scene, painting a lot more than playing, dying a ignored and under-utilized skill.

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Date Of Birth January 4, 1906
Died March 11, 1954, New York City, New York, United States
Music Songs There's No Two Ways About It, Minor Jive, I Found A New Baby, Jitters, 'Cause My Baby Says It's So, Onyx Hop, Frankie's Jump, The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, Jam Fever, Daybreak Blues, Rompin', Parallel Fifths, The Blues My Baby Gave To Me, Chained to a Dream, You Showed Me The Way, Tab's Blues, After Hour Blues, Emperor Jones, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, Shame on You, Dizzy Debutante, Afternoon in Africa, So You Won't Sing, Where Or When, Who's Sorry Now?, Lady Be Good, The Brittwood Stomp, Rosetta, There's No Two Ways About It - Frankie Newton, Vamp, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Who?
Albums Frankie Newton Selected Hits, Frankie Newton's You Showed Me The Way, The Best of Frankie Newton, At The Onyx Club, The Gold Standard Series, Jazz, Big Band & Swing Classics - Frankie Newton, Mezzin' Around, Who's Sorry Now, Frankie Newton 1937-39, Frankie Newton Greatest Hits, Complete Jazz Series 1937 - 1939, The Chronological Classics: Frankie Newton 1937-1939, Easily Stop Time, Frankie Newton (Doxy Collection), Explore, Days To Come, The Mega Collection, Swing Time - The Encyclopedia of Jazz, Vol. 43, Parallel Fifths


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