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Whyte, Zack [Zach]
Birth Year : 1898
Death Year : 1967
Whyte, born in Richmond, KY, was a banjoist and a bandleader. He was a member of Horace Henderson's student band while enrolled at Wilberforce College [now Wilberforce University] and formed his own band in 1923. Whyte would become the leader of the group known as the Chocolate Beau Brummels, a very successful band. Some of the groups recordings include Good Feelin' Blues, It's Tight Like That, and Mandy. Group members included Herman Chittison, Al Sears, Bubber Whyte, and Henry Savage. Zack Whyte retired from music in 1939. For more see "Zack Whyte" in Oxford Music Online; Zack Whyte and his Chocolate Beau Brummels at; and Zack Whyte in Classic Jazz. View image and listen to Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels - West End Blues (1929) on YouTube.

Subjects: Musicians, Opera, Singers, Song Writers
Geographic Region: Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky

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