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A limited but enthusiastic singer, Babs Gonzales did what he could to popularize bop. He had brief stints with Charlie Barnet and Lionel Hampton, and then led his own group (Three Bips & a Bop) during 1946-1949. They recorded 24 numbers during 1947-1949, including the earliest version of "Oop-Pop-A-Da" and such songs as "Weird Lullaby," "A Lesson in Bopology," "Professor Bop," and "Prelude to a Nightmare"; among his sidemen on these dates were Tadd Dameron, Tony Scott, Roy Haynes, James Moody, J.J. Johnson, Julius Watkins, Sonny Rollins (making his recording debut), Art Pepper, Wynton Kelly, and even Don Redman. However, once the bop "fad" ended, Gonzales became more of a cult figure. He worked with James Moody (1951-1953), recorded with Jimmy Smith and Johnny Griffin, ran his own label (Expubidence), and wrote two autobiographies that were more colorful than accurate.

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Tales of Manatthan The Cool Philosophy of Babs GonzalesTales of Manatthan The Cool Philosophy of Babs Gonzales
Fresh Sounds Recordeds 2004
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Weird LullabyWeird Lullaby
Capitol 1992
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Babs Gonzales VoilaBabs Gonzales Voila
Fresh Sound Records 2004
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Babs Gonzales - House Rent Party / She's Just Right For Me - 7Babs Gonzales - House Rent Party / She's Just Right For Me - 7" Vinyl 45 Record
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BABS GONZALES & BENNIE GREEN - Bebop Vol. 4 ~ XANADU 197 | Recorded: 1948 & 1950 BABS GONZALES & BENNIE GREEN - Bebop Vol. 4 ~ XANADU 197 | Recorded: 1948 & 1950 USD $30.00 Buy It Now 26 days
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BABS GONZALES Discography

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BABS GONZALES Voila The Preacher album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voila The Preacher
Vocal Jazz 1958
BABS GONZALES Tales Of Manhattan: The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tales Of Manhattan: The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales
Vocal Jazz 1959
BABS GONZALES Tales on the Famous Guess Who? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tales on the Famous Guess Who?
Vocal Jazz 1961
BABS GONZALES The Expubident World of Babs 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Expubident World of Babs "Speedy" Gonzales
Vocal Jazz 1968
BABS GONZALES Babs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Babs
Vocal Jazz 1981

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BABS GONZALES Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales at Small's Paradise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales at Small's Paradise
Vocal Jazz 1963

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BABS GONZALES Weird Lullaby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Weird Lullaby
Vocal Jazz 1992
BABS GONZALES The Chronological Classics: Babs Gonzales 1947 - 1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Babs Gonzales 1947 - 1949
Vocal Jazz 2000
BABS GONZALES A Proper Introduction to Babs Gonzales: Real Crazy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Proper Introduction to Babs Gonzales: Real Crazy
Vocal Jazz 2004

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