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Burton, Evans, Jr. [W. E. "Buddy" Burton]

(born: 1890  -  died: 1976) 

Burton was born in Louisville, KY. He was a vocalist who also played a number of music instruments, including the piano and the drums. In the early 1920s, Burton moved to Chicago, where he played and recorded with Jelly Roll Morton. He also made his own recordings as a soloist in 1928, a few recordings as a band member, and duets with Kentucky native Jimmy Blythe and others. Burton disappeared from the music scene in 1936 and returned to Louisville in 1965. For more see Buddy Burton in Classic Jazz, by S. Yanow; and W. E. "Buddy" Burton at View images and listen to W. E. "Buddy" Burton singing "No One But You" on YouTube.


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NKAA Entry: Blythe, James Louis "Jimmy"
NKAA Source: Classic jazz

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