BARRETT DEEMS

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Barrett Deems (born Springfield, Illinois March 1, 1914) who was best known for anchoring Louis Armstrong's bands (Armstrong used to call him "The Kid") died September 15, 1998 at Columbus Grant Hospital of Pneumonia.

Up until just before his death he still performed with his own excellent Barrett Deems 18-piece Big Band (including trumpeters Brad Goode and Mike McLaughlin, trombonist Audrey Morrison, and reedmen Barry Winograd and Richie Corpolongo).

The group which performed weekly at the Elbo Room and The Note. Even at 80+, he was still talented, although some nights, he would wander off and spend the night by the bar (the backup drummer is excellent, though!)

Deems, once billed as "the world's fastest drummer," began working professionally in the late 1920s, and led a number of Chicago-area bands before joining Joe Venuti (1937) with whom he worked for 7 years.

He then worked with Jimmy Dorsey (1945), Red Norvo
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DeemusDeemus
Delmark 1997
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How D'You Like It So Far?How D'You Like It So Far?
Delmark 1994
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Delmark 1998
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BARRETT DEEMS Deemus (with Chuck Hedges) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deemus (with Chuck Hedges)
Swing 1978
BARRETT DEEMS How D'You Like It So Far? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How D'You Like It So Far?
Big Band 1994
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Groovin' Hard
Big Band 1998

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BARRETT DEEMS The Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong
Big Band 1983

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