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Willie Smith

Within the 1930s, Willie Smith positioned third among alto saxophonists, just behind Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter. He previously a unique sound and a swinging design that was a significant asset to Jimmy Lunceford’s orchestra. Smith also added periodic vocals (“Tempo Is certainly Our Business” was his best-known documenting) plus …

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John Yorke Atlee

John Yorke Atlee was among the first stars from the American phonograph industry. A Detroit indigenous, Atlee ultimately resolved in Washington, D.C. where he worked well as a U.S. Authorities official. To create ends fulfill, he began showing up in vaudeville playhouses as a specialist whistler. Whistling, because of its …

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