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Teddy Powell

For a limited period in 1939, Teddy Powell led among the top big bands in jazz. With an ensemble filled with top music artists, Powell had an extremely successful six-week operate in the Famous Door in NY. Powell bragged that he previously done very quickly what it used Benny Goodman …

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Eddie “Rochester” Anderson

b. 18 Sept 1905, Oakland, California, USA, d. 28 Feb 1977, LA, California, USA. An acting professional, vocalist and comedian, having a hoarse tone of voice and extremely cellular eye, whose portrayal on radio, tv and film of the type of Rochester, comedian Jack port Benny’s acerbic manservant, founded him …

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