BILLY ECKSTINE

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Billy Eckstine (8 July 1914 – 8 March 1993), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as William Clarence Eckstein. He changed the spelling to Eckstine after a club owner said the original spelling was "too Jewish".

Eckstine was an American jazz singer and bandleader who also played trumpet, valve trombone, and guitar. He also performed briefly as Billy X. Stine. His nickname was Mr. B. Although best known as a singer, his openness to new music made him a strong influence on modern jazz, particularly bebop, as he gave employment to many of the musicians who founded the style.

After singing with the Earl Hines band from 1939 to 1943 he led his own band from 1944 to 1947. The band featured at various times a large number of rising jazz stars, including:

Saxophones: Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Lucky Thompson, Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray, Budd Johnson, Leo Parker
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BILLY ECKSTINE Love Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Vocal Jazz 1952
BILLY ECKSTINE Imagination album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Imagination
Vocal Jazz 1958
BILLY ECKSTINE Billy's Best! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy's Best!
Vocal Jazz 1958
BILLY ECKSTINE Sing the Best of Irving Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sing the Best of Irving Berlin
Vocal Jazz 1958
BILLY ECKSTINE Once More With Feeling album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once More With Feeling
Vocal Jazz 1960
BILLY ECKSTINE Don't Worry 'bout Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Worry 'bout Me
Vocal Jazz 1962
BILLY ECKSTINE Prime of My Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prime of My Life
Vocal Jazz 1965
BILLY ECKSTINE My Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Way
Vocal Jazz 1966
BILLY ECKSTINE For Love of Ivy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Love of Ivy
Vocal Jazz 1969
BILLY ECKSTINE Feel the Warm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feel the Warm
Vocal Jazz 1971
BILLY ECKSTINE Senior Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Senior Soul
Vocal Jazz 1972
BILLY ECKSTINE If She Walked into My Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
If She Walked into My Life
Vocal Jazz 1974
BILLY ECKSTINE Memento Brasiliero album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memento Brasiliero
Vocal Jazz 1979
BILLY ECKSTINE I am a Singer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I am a Singer
Vocal Jazz 1984
BILLY ECKSTINE Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter
Vocal Jazz 1986

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BILLY ECKSTINE No Cover, No Minimum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Cover, No Minimum
Vocal Jazz 1960
BILLY ECKSTINE At Basin St. East album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Basin St. East
Vocal Jazz 1961

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BILLY ECKSTINE You Call It Madness Disc 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Call It Madness Disc 1
Vocal Jazz 1957
BILLY ECKSTINE Everything I Have Is Yours: The Best of the M-G-M Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything I Have Is Yours: The Best of the M-G-M Years
Vocal Jazz 1987
BILLY ECKSTINE Compact Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compact Jazz
Vocal Jazz 1988
BILLY ECKSTINE Stormy / Feel the Warm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stormy / Feel the Warm
Vocal Jazz 1994
BILLY ECKSTINE Verve Jazz Masters 22 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 22
Vocal Jazz 1994
BILLY ECKSTINE Mr. B. and the Band: The Savoy Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. B. and the Band: The Savoy Sessions
Vocal Jazz 1995
BILLY ECKSTINE The Magnificent Mr. B album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Magnificent Mr. B
Vocal Jazz 1996
BILLY ECKSTINE In the Still of the Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Still of the Night
Vocal Jazz 1998
BILLY ECKSTINE 'Mr B' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Mr B'
Vocal Jazz 2001
BILLY ECKSTINE The Chronological Classics: Billy Eckstine 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Billy Eckstine 1947
Vocal Jazz 2001
BILLY ECKSTINE How High the Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How High the Moon
Vocal Jazz 2002
BILLY ECKSTINE Timeless album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Timeless
Vocal Jazz 2002
BILLY ECKSTINE Now Singing in 12 Great Movies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now Singing in 12 Great Movies
Vocal Jazz 2002
BILLY ECKSTINE The Motown Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Motown Years
Vocal Jazz 2004
BILLY ECKSTINE Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Songs
Vocal Jazz 2004
BILLY ECKSTINE Prisoner of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prisoner of Love
Vocal Jazz 2013

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