Musical artists similar to or like Billy Eckstine
American jazz and pop singer and a bandleader during the swing era. Wikipedia
16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. Wikipedia
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- Billy Eckstine, Hines' singer at the time, has been credited by Vaughan and others with hearing her at the Apollo and recommending her to Hines.
- Vaughan spent the remainder of 1943 and part of 1944 touring the country with the Earl Hines big band, which featured Billy Eckstine.
- Basie credited Billy Eckstine, a top male vocalist of the time, for prompting his return to Big Band.
- In 1984, he recorded with Billy Eckstine on the singer's final album (I Am a Singer), featuring ballads and standards arranged and conducted by Angelo DiPippo.
- He also was influenced by the vocal styles of Billy Eckstine and Nat King Cole.
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