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W.E. Burton

Given birth to Evans Burton Jr., W.E. “Pal” Burton made an appearance on many 1920s information playing drums, washboard, piano, celeste, kazoo and performing with various other Chicago South Aspect jazz and blues music artists. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Burton going to Chicago in 1922, and documented with Jelly Move Morton’s Jazz Music group. Burton used many of Morton’s initial little ensembles and on many periods led by Jimmy Blythe. Burton started saving under his very own name in 1928, and in addition with Blythe. In 1936, Burton documented with Irene Sanders and his name fades out soon after. He reportedly passed away of the self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1976 in Louisville.

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