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Shadow Wilson


A colorful, propulsive drummer, Darkness Wilson caused many major rings during his profession. He was a delicate and thrilling stylist, and may provide rhythmically powerful and softly sympathetic accompaniment using sticks or brushes. He started using Lucky Millinder in 1939, after that caused Benny Carter, Tiny Bradshaw, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Count number Basie, and Woody Herman. Wilson afterwards worked within the combos of Illinois Jacquet, Erroll Garner, and Thelonious Monk, and used Ella Fitzgerald. He proved helpful often with Sonny Stitt within the ’50s, and documented with Basie, Joe Newman, Monk, and Lee Konitz. Wilson didn’t record any albums being a head, but could be heard on Compact disc reissues by Basie, Phil Woods and Gene Quill, Tadd Dameron, and Monk.

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Full Name Shadow Wilson
Died July 11, 1959, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Drummer, Musician
Nationality American
Music Groups Tympany Five
Music Songs Let the Good Times Roll, Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens, Monk's Mood, I’ll Never Be Free, 40s: Delta Radio: G.I. Jive, Bye-Ya, T-Bones Blues, 40s: Delta Radio: Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Deacon Jones, 40s: Delta Radio: Ain't that Just Like a Woman, Crepuscule With Nellie, Run Joe, Ram-Bunk-Shush, You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business, Five Guys Named Moe, Whiskey Do Your Stuff, 40s: Delta Radio: Ration Blues, Epistrophy, Straight, No Chaser, Honey in the Bee Ball, Petootie Pie, Texas and Pazific, 40s: Delta Radio: What's the Use of Getting Sober, Reet Petite and Gone, Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby, Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man, Saturday Night Fish Fry, Parts 1 & 2, Bahama Joe, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, The Green Grass Grows All Around, Dad Gum Ya Hide, Boy, That Chick's Too Young to Fry

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