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Fred Guy


Fred Man spent the majority of his playing career using the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He was raised in NEW YORK. Man caused Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra and led his personal group. Nevertheless after becoming a member of Duke Ellington’s Washingtonians within the springtime of 1925 (changing the group’s previous innovator Elmer Snowden who remaining after a cash dispute), Man was with Ellington for another 24 years. He performed banjo until the first 1930’s and his rhythmic and percussive design was a secured asset to the first band. Nevertheless after switching to acoustic guitar, Man tended to become inaudible and (since he under no circumstances soloed) an extremely minor force within the music. When he departed from Ellington in 1949, there is you don’t need to replace him. Fred Man (who under no circumstances led his personal record day) was under no circumstances once again a fulltime musician, operating as a supervisor of the ballroom in Chicago. He was lengthy neglected (except by jazz historians) by enough time he passed on in 1971.

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Full Name Fred Guy
Died December 22, 1971, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American
Music Songs Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Suite Thursday, Count Basie Orchestra / Jumpin' at the Woodside, A Mellow Tone, Mood Indigo / Sophisticated Lady, It's Gonna Be a Cold Winter, Ellington Mood, Self Portrait, Duke Announcement, Look What I've Got for You, Bunny Hop Mambo, Just Squeeze Me, Sweet Fat and That, I Got It Bad, Passion Flower, Azure, Take the "A" Train, Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin', Amad, Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy / In a Sentimental Mood / Mood Indigo / I'm Beginning to See the Light / Sophisticated Lady / Caravan / Solitude / I Let a Song Go out of My Heart, Tonal Group: Fugueaditty, A Drum Is a Woman: Hey, Buddy Bolden, Caravan / Mood Indigo / Sophisticated Lady, Liberian Suite: Dance No. 1 & Dance No. 2, Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine, Just Squeeze Me, Pt. 1, A Drum Is a Woman: New Orleans, A Drum Is a Woman: Zajj's Dream, A Drum Is a Woman: Ballet of the Flying Saucers, Blue Ramble, In Triplicate into Satin Doll, A Drum Is a Woman: Congo Square
Albums The Famous Berlin Concert 1959

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Check and Double Check 1930 Member, Cotton Club Orchestra (uncredited)

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