Category:Big band singers
Singers associated with big bands.
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Singers associated with big bands.
The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Big band – A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. Big Bands evolved with the times and continue to this day, a big band typically consists of approximately 12 to 25 musicians and contains saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. The terms jazz band, jazz ensemble, stage band, jazz orchestra and this does not, however, mean that each one of these names is technically correct for naming a big band specifically. The music is traditionally called charts, improvised solos may be played only when called for by the arranger. There are two periods in the history of popular bands. Beginning in the mid-1920s, big bands, then consisting of 10–25 pieces. At that time they played a form of jazz that involved very little improvisation, which included a string section with violins. A few bands also had violas and cellos, usually one or two along with them, the dance form of jazz was characterized by a sweet and romantic melody. Orchestras tended to stick to the melody as it was written and vocals would be sung, many of these artists changed styles or retired after the introduction of swing music. Although unashamedly commercial, these bands often featured front-rank jazz musicians - for example Paul Whiteman employed Bix Beiderbecke, there were also all-girl bands such as Helen Lewis and Her All-Girl Jazz Syncopators. Towards the end of the 1920s, a new form of Big Band emerged which was more authentically jazz and this form of music never gained the popularity of the sweet dance form of jazz. The few recordings made in form of jazz were labelled race records and were intended for a limited urban audience. Few white musicians were familiar with music, Johnny Mercer. The three major centres in this development were New York City, Chicago and Kansas City, some big ensembles, like the Joe King Oliver outfit played a kind of half arranged, half improvised jazz, often relying on head arrangements. Other great bands, like the one of Luis Russell became a vehicle for star instrumentalists, there the whole arrangement had to promote all the possibilities of the star, although they often contained very good musicians, like Henry Red Allen, J. C. Earl Hines became the star of Chicago with his Grand Terrace Cafe band, meanwhile, in Kansas City and across the Southwest, an earthier, bluesier style was developed by such bandleaders as Benny Moten and, later, by Jay McShann and Jesse Stone. Radio was a factor in gaining notice and fame for Benny Goodman. Soon, others challenged him, and the battles of the bands became a staple at theater performances featuring many groups on one bill
2. Harry Babbitt – Harry Babbitt was an American singer and star during the Big Band era. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Babbitt organized his own band after school, directing the group in addition to singing and playing saxophone. Later, his work as announcer and soloist on a station in St. Louis caught the attention of bandleader Kay Kyser. Babbitt joined the Kyser band in the winter of 1936, with Kyser he recorded several hits in his rich baritone. On some novelty tunes he adopted a high-pitched falsetto, Babbitt sang such hits as Three Little Fishies, Slow Boat to China and Jingle, Jangle, Jingle, but his biggest hit was the cover of Vera Lynns White Cliffs of Dover. He also sang the Spike Jones holiday hit, All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth and did the laugh on Kysers Woody Woodpecker song with vocalist Gloria Wood. He appeared as a regular on Kysers radio program, Kay Kysers Kollege of Musical Knowledge,189 and in seven movies with Kyser, including Thats Right - Youre Wrong, Thousands Cheer and Carolina Blues. Babbitt served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, then returned to Kysers band, Babbitt was host of an early morning radio show, The Second Cup of Coffee Club on CBS. It ran 10 years in the 1940s and 1950s and he also co-starred with Mary Small on By Popular Demand, a weekly program on Mutual in 1945-1946. Babbitts obituary in Variety called him a pioneer, noting that he hosted two long-running musical shows on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, Bandstand Review and Hollywood Opportunity. He also hosted an NBC program, Glamour Girl, which ran in 1953-1954 and provided advice, beauty treatments. Designed to make the woman a glamour girl. Babbitt retired from business in 1964 and made money in real estate in Orange County. He also managed the Newport Tennis Club and headed public relations for a retirement community, after Kyser died, Babbitt went on tour with a new band, using Kysers name and music. He retired from that in the mid-1990s, Babbitt died at the age of 90 in Aliso Viejo, California. He and his wife, Betty, were married 69 years and he was survived by her, their sons Michael, Stephen and Christopher, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. NPR, Woody Woodpeckers Laugh, Remembering Harry Babbitt Steve Beasleys Tribute to Harry Babbitt
3. Sam Browne (musician) – Sam Browne was an English dance band singer, who became one of the most popular British dance band vocalists of the 1930s. Born in London, England, Sam Brownes first recording was made with the Jack Hylton band on 23 August 1928, Thats My Weakness Now, issued on HMV B5520. The band at that time included Jack Jackson, Lew Davis and Leo Vauchant, Chappie DAmato, E. O. Pogson, Billy Ternent and Hugo Rignold. Over approximately a year and a half, Browne made over 100 records with Hylton, including sessions in Berlin and Milan, and was to return to the studios with the Hylton band between 1938 and 1940. Browne first recorded with Bert Ambroses band on 8 February 1930 and it was recorded again on 22 February with a violin solo by Eric Siday. By March 1930, Ambrose had switched to the HMV label, Brownes work with Ambrose took him to Monte Carlo and Biarritz, coupled with regular radio broadcasts from the Mayfair Hotel. Browne and Elsie Carlisle became a popular singing pair with Ambrose, popular duets with Elsie include What Wouldja Like For Breakfast. and Im Gonna Wash My Hands Of You. A reader of music, Brownes confident and warm delivery made him popular with bandleaders, with the publication of a full discography it is now clear that Browne made over 2,000 recordings. Some of the bands that featured him included Alfredo, Bertini, Harry Bidgood, Harry Hudson. Browne was featured in several British films, including Calling All Stars, Variety Parade and Hi Gang, Browne worked with Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon during World War II in the Hi Gang radio series, and after the war continued to tour and record. Sam Browne Discography, by Barry Wolsey Internet Archive Search, Sam Browne - archive. org, vintage Dance Band and Jazz on 78rpm Records
4. Bob Carroll (singer/actor) – Bob Carroll was a big band singer and stage, film, and television actor. As a singer, he sang with a number of orchestras, including Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Dorsey. In the 1960s he turned to acting and his stage career peaked in the 1960s, but his best-known film was The Prowler in 1981. On television, he appeared both in soap operas and prime time series and he was a regular on NBCs Judge for Yourself, starring Fred Allen, which aired in the 1953-1954 season. In the theatre, he performed in touring productions of Fiddler on the Roof. He also played 1984 touring production of La Cage aux Folles, Carroll died at the age of 76 in Port Washington, New York, where he resided. Personal info also received from his children Melanie Dib, Laura Leigh Carroll, Jody Carroll and Keith Carroll as well as his grandchild Luke Dib
5. Don Cornell – Don Cornell was an American singer prominent mainly in the 1940s and 1950s noted for his smooth but robust baritone voice. Born Luigi Varlaro in The Bronx, New York, Cornell attended Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and bandleader Sammy Kaye before going solo. He sold over 50 million records, among his hits were It Isnt Fair, Im Yours, Ill Walk Alone, and Hold My Hand. Dons 1952 hit I was the only pop chart entry until Princes #7 Billboard Hot 100 hit 7 from 1992. His version of Hold My Hand sold over one million copies and he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. He was among the top headliners, appearing on the circuit during the 1950s. When headlining at the Beverly Hills Supper Club, Southgate, Kentucky – in metropolitan Cincinnati – he appeared many times on the popular Ruth Lyons noon television program and he also hosted the show during some of Ms. Lyons periodic absences. In 1953, he was featured on the TV program Chance of a Lifetime, Cornell had a radio program on KGO in San Francisco, California, in 1953. In 1959, Cornell, comedian Martha Raye, and other investors formed The Big Daddy Mining Company, the company planned to mine a rich gold vein on a hillside near Coarsegold, California. An unusually high percentage of gold, Cornell was selected for inclusion in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1963. In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame, in 1979, Cornell moved to Florida. He died in Aventura, Florida, from emphysema and diabetes at the age of 84 and he was survived by his wife, Iris. The Powerhouse, Don Cornell, article on The Interlude Era site, Don Cornell at the Internet Movie Database Don Cornell at Find a Grave
6. Vic Damone – Damone was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Rocco and Mamie Farinola, Italian immigrants from Bari, Italy. His father was an electrician and his mother taught piano and his cousin was the actress and singer Doretta Morrow. Inspired by his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, Damone began taking voice lessons and he sang in the choir at St. Finbars Church in Bath Beach, Brooklyn, for Sunday Mass under organist Anthony Amorello. When his father was injured at work, Damone had to drop out of high school and he worked as an usher and elevator operator in the Paramount Theater in Manhattan. He met Perry Como, while at the Paramount Theater, Damone stopped the elevator between floors, sang for him, and asked his advice if he should continue voice lessons. And referred him to a local bandleader, vito Farinola decided to call himself Vic Damone, using his mothers maiden name. Damone entered the talent search on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts and won in April 1947 and this led to his becoming a regular on Godfreys show. He met Milton Berle at the studio and Berle got him work at two night clubs, by mid-1947, Damone had signed a contract with Mercury Records. His first release, I Have But One Heart, reached seven on the Billboard chart. You Do reached the same peak and these were followed by a number of other hits. In 1948, he got his own radio show, Saturday Night Serenade. He was booked into the Mocambo nightclub on the Sunset Strip in 1949, in 1951, Damone appeared in two movies, The Strip and Rich, Young and Pretty. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the United States Army and he served with future Northwest Indiana radio personality Al Evans, and country music star Johnny Cash. After leaving the service, he married the Italian actress Pier Angeli and he also made some guest appearances on Milton Berles television show in 1954. In 1955, Damone had one song on the charts, Por Favor, however, he did have major roles in two movie musicals, Hit the Deck and Kismet. In early 1956, he moved from Mercury to Columbia Records and his six original, long-playing albums on Columbia between 1957 and 1961 were That Towering Feeling, Angela Mia, Closer Than a Kiss, This Game of Love, On the Swingin Side, and Young and Lively. In 1961, he was released by Columbia, moving over to Capitol Records, he filled the gap left by Frank Sinatras leaving to help found Reprise Records. Other original Capitol albums included My Baby Loves to Swing, The Liveliest, Damone did limited acting on television in the early 1960s
7. Beryl Davis – Beryl Davis was a vocalist who sang with British and American big bands. Her younger sister is Lisa Davis Waltz, a teen actress in the 1950s and 1960s and later, the voice of Anita in Disneys 101 Dalmatians. She became popular singing for British and Allied troops during World War II, during which time Glenn Miller discovered her in London and she also performed and recorded with Django Reinhardt in Paris. She moved to Los Angeles after the war with her fathers big band and she was part of the Four Girls singing group with Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Della Russell, and Connie Haines. They recorded sixteen singles, and albums which became best sellers and she appeared both in variety shows and films. She was married to William Mann Moore, disc jockey and host of the 1950s Emmy Winning television show and they had three children, William Bell, Merry Bell, and Melinda Beryl. In 1996, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, on 28 October 2011, Davis died in Los Angeles from complications of Alzheimers disease, at age 87. She was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
8. Doris Day – Doris Day is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist. After she began her career as a big band singer in 1939, her popularity increased with her first hit recording Sentimental Journey, in 1948, Day was given a key part in the film Romance on the High Seas, despite not having any acting experience. Its director, Michael Curtiz, gave her the part since she looked like the All-American Girl and it led to a 20-year career in film, including a string of musicals and romantic comedies beginning in the 1950s. She starred with leading men such as Clark Gable in Teachers Pet, Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers, Cary Grant in That Touch of Mink and she was usually one of the top 10 singers between 1951 and 1966. As an actress, she became the biggest female star in the early 1960s. In 2011 – well into her late 80s – she released her 29th studio album, My Heart, among her awards, Day has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. She has been Oscar nominated six times, and in 1989 was given the Cecil B, deMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom followed in 2011 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Associations Career Achievement Award. Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff was born on April 3,1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Alma Sophia, a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, All of her grandparents were German immigrants. The youngest of three siblings, she had two brothers, Richard and Paul, several years older. Due to her fathers alleged infidelity, her parents separated and she developed an early interest in dance, and in the mid-1930s formed a dance duo with Jerry Doherty that performed locally in Cincinnati. A car accident on October 13,1937, injured her legs, while recovering, Day started to sing along with the radio and discovered a talent she did not know she had. But the one radio voice I listened to above others belonged to Ella Fitzgerald. There was a quality to her voice that fascinated me, and Id sing along with her, trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, observing her daughter rekindled Almas interest in show business, and she decided to give Doris singing lessons. She engaged a teacher, Grace Raine, after three lessons, Raine told Alma that young Doris had tremendous potential, which led Alma to give her daughter three lessons a week for the price of one. Years later, Day said that Raine had the biggest effect on her singing style, during her radio performances, Day first caught the attention of Barney Rapp, who was looking for a girl vocalist and asked if Day would like to audition for the job. According to Rapp, he had auditioned about 200 singers when Day got the job, while working for Rapp in 1939, she adopted the stage surname Day, at Rapps suggestion. Rapp felt that Kappelhoff was too long for marquees, and he admired her rendition of the song Day After Day, after working with Rapp, Day worked with bandleaders Jimmy James, Bob Crosby, and Les Brown
9. Johnny Desmond – Johnny Desmond, born Giovanni Alfredo De Simone, was an American popular music singer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and as a boy, sang on a radio station. He still retained a love of music, however, and briefly attended the Detroit Conservatory of Music before heading to the circuit, playing piano. In 1939 he formed his own singing group, the group was first called the Downbeats, but after being hired to work with Bob Crosbys big band in 1940, it was renamed the Bob-O-Links. The group appeared on 15 commercial recordings by the Crosby orchestra, in the middle of 1941 Desmond decided to leave the Bob-O-Links to go solo. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army, but his service was in fact a continuation of his singing career. He was a member of Glenn Millers Army Air Forces Orchestra and from November 1943 until some time in 1944 he toured Europe, mainly serving as a replacement for Tony Martin. He made a number of radio broadcasts with the Miller band and was given his own show by the British Broadcasting Corporation, A Soldier. When the war ended, he took a job on The Breakfast Club and he made a number of charted hit recordings, Dont You Remember Me. Guilty, Cest si bon, Dont Cry, Joe, Just Say I Love Her, The Picnic Song, Because of You, and Woman. On September 24,1953 he joined with Don Cornell and Alan Dale to record The Gang that Sang Heart of My Heart, during this time he was switching recording companies frequently. The 1946 recordings were made for RCA Victor, the 1949-51 recordings for MGM, in the 1940s and 1950s, many artists would record the same song at about the same time, and some chart hits for Desmond were also major hits for other singers. Thus Guilty was a bigger hit for Margaret Whiting, with a No.4 position. Because of You was a No.1 hit for Tony Bennett, the High and the Mighty was No.4 for Les Baxter and his Orchestra. And the Desmond/Dale/Cornell version of Heart of My Heart reached No,10, but the Four Aces version peaked at No.7 on the charts. In some cases, Desmonds version was the biggest hit, teresa Brewer also recorded The Picnic Song but her version did not chart. Woman was recorded by José Ferrer, but Desmonds was the version in the US. In addition, Desmond also recorded a number of versions of songs that did not chart but became hits for singers, for example, Mister and Mississippi
10. Ray Eberle – Raymond Ray Eberle was a vocalist during the Big Band Era. Eberle sang with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Eberle was born in Mechanicville, Saratoga County, New York. His father, John A. Eberle, was a policeman, sign-painter. His elder brother was Big Band singer, Bob Eberly, who sang with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Ray started singing in his teens, with no formal training. In 1938, Glenn Miller, who was looking for a male vocalist for his big band, Bob said yes, and Ray was hired on the spot. Eberle recalled walking by a table when his similar looking brother was performing, music critics and Millers musicians were reportedly unhappy with Eberles vocal style but Miller stuck with him. He appeared in the Twentieth Century Fox movies, Sun Valley Serenade and he made several Universal films, including Mister Big, making a cameo appearance as himself. He led his own orchestra called, The Ray Eberle Orchestra as well as the Serenade In Blue Orchestra from 1943, from 1940-43 he did well on Billboard s College Poll for male vocalist. He also appeared on television variety shows in the 1950s and 1960s. Eberle was stuck in one day during a Chicago engagement. Miller fired him on the spot, and replaced him in June 1942 with Skip Nelson, after his departure from Miller, Eberle briefly joined Gene Krupas band before launching a solo career. He later joined former Miller bandmate Tex Benekes orchestra in 1970 for a national tour, Ray and his wife, Janet, had three children, Jan, Laurie and Raye Ellen Eberle. Janets daughter Nancy Atchison became Nancy Eberle when she was adopted by Ray, Ray had two sons from his second marriage to Joanne Eberle, Ray Eberle Jr. and John Eberle. He also has numerous grand children, Ray Eberle died of a heart attack in Douglasville, Georgia on August 25,1979, aged 60. Biography Ray Eberle at the Internet Movie Database
11. Bob Eberly – Bob Eberly was a big band vocalist, best known for his association with Jimmy Dorsey and his duets with Helen OConnell. Eberly was born Robert Eberle, but changed the spelling of his surname slightly to the homonymous Eberly and his younger brother Ray was also a big-band singer, most notably with Glenn Millers orchestra. Their father, John A. Eberle, was a policeman, sign-painter, Another brother, Al, was a Hoosick Falls, New York village trustee. He recorded the version of Im Glad There Is You in 1942 with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra on Decca Records. The song subsequently became a jazz and pop standard, in 1953, Eberly and Helen OConnell headlined a summer replacement program for Perry Comos CBS television show. The program also featured Ray Anthony and his orchestra, Eberly was married to Florine Callahan from January 23,1940 until his death in 1981, the couple had 3 children, Robert Jr. Kathy and Rene. In 1980 Eberly had one lung removed but still continued to sing and he died of a heart attack in 1981 in Glen Burnie, Maryland, aged 65. He will long be remembered as being gifted with one of the best male singing voices in history and its The Dreamer In Me Green Eyes Tangerine Im Glad There Is You Besame Mucho Love Letters In The Sand Video Green Eyes on YouTube Another biographical article
12. Dennis Hale (vocalist) – Dennis Hale, born Dennis Godfrey Hoare, was a vocalist with a number of bands and performers, including the Oscar Rabin Band, Jack Parnell, Johnny Douglas, Teddy Foster, and Eric Winstone. Dennis left the army in 1945 where he had been a Sergeant Major, at the time, he was the youngest Sergeant Major in the Royal Artillery. In 1948 Dennis set up his own orchestra and had a resident berth at the Brighton Aquarium ballroom, in 1955 Dennis changed recording label from Parlophone to Decca Records. Gramophone in a review of Hale singing Devils Eyes stated that it was gorge for those who enjoy the more extravagantly passionate singers. A Gramophone review of Blowing Wild stated that it was more for those teen age maidens who swoon every time they hear a voice that has what to them is sex appeal, to me its just rather tasteless extravagance. In 1952, Gramophone reviewed Hales double-sided single that featured Hale singing Anytime, for Anytime, the reviewer stated that it was a bouncy number that was more pleasant to the ear than other vocalists had done. However, the stated that Weaver of Dreams had a lot of weary notes that sounded like he was sing through his nose. Dennis was married to Santina Motta in 1946 and had two sons, Paul Dennis Hoare and Norman Robert Hoare
13. Al Hibbler – Albert George Al Hibbler was an American baritone vocalist, who sang with Duke Ellingtons orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist. Some of Hibblers singing is classified as rhythm and blues, Hibbler was born in Tyro, Mississippi, United States, and was blind from birth. Some sources give his name as Andrew George Hibbler. At the age of 12 he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, later he began working as a blues singer in local bands, failing his first audition for Duke Ellington in 1935. However, after winning a talent contest in Memphis, Tennessee, he was given his start with Dub Jenkins and his Playmates, Jenkins was a popular Memphis saxophonist. He later joined a band led by Jay McShann in 1942, although Hibblers style was described as mannered, over-stated, and full of idiosyncrasies and bizarre vocal pyrotechnics, he was also considered undoubtedly the best of Ellingtons male vocalists. While with Ellington, Hibbler won the Esquire New Star Award in 1947, Hibbler left Ellingtons band in 1951 after a dispute over his wages. In 1954 he released a successful album, Al Hibbler Sings Duke Ellington. His biggest hit was Unchained Melody, which reached #3 on the US pop chart, sold one million copies. Its success led to appearances, including a live jazz club remote on NBCs Monitor. Other hits were He, 11th Hour Melody and Never Turn Back, after the Lights Go Down Low was his last top ten hit. In the late 1950s and 1960s, Hibbler became a rights activist, marching with protestors and getting arrested in 1959 in New Jersey. The notoriety of this activism discouraged major record labels from carrying his work, however, Hibbler made very few recordings after that, occasionally doing live appearances through the 1990s. In 1971, Hibbler sang two songs at Louis Armstrongs funeral, in 1972 he made an album, A Meeting of the Times, with another fiercely independent blind musician, the multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He died at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago in 2001, at the age of 85 and he is buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Blue Island, Illinois
14. Eddy Howard – Edward Evan Duncan Eddy Howard was an American vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s. Later he sang with bands led by Ben Bernie and Dick Jurgens and his hits with Jurgens included My Last Goodbye and Careless, which became his theme. Howard was a singer on a program on NBC in 1938. In 1939 Howard started his own band, and he was the regular vocalist on It Can Be Done, guests 1941 radio program on the Blue Network Wednesdays through Fridays. The first #1 single for Howard and his Orchestra, To Each His Own, the song was a tie-in with the 1946 Paramount film, To Each His Own, which brought Academy Awards for Olivia de Havilland and screenwriter Charles Brackett. The recording by Howard was released by Majestic Records as catalog number 7188 and 1070 and it first reached the Billboard chart on July 11,1946 and spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart. The recording sold over two copies by 1957, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Howards orchestra was heard on The Gay Mrs. Featherstone on NBC and on NBCs The Sheaffer Parade, in 1949, Howard signed to Mercury Records. His popularity continued into the 1950s with tracks such as Maybe Its Because, and Sin, which became Howards second #1 tune, sold one million copies. It was also a million selling hit for The Four Aces, Howards last hit was The Teen-Agers Waltz, which peaked at #90 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1955. In 1952-53 he was heard on CBS on Thursday nights at 10, 45pm, the rise of rock music led to a decline in Howards popularity. In a change of roles, Howard was the host on Just for You, Howard went into semi-retirement and his some-time saxophonist, vocalist-bandleader Norman Lee, procured the rights to use the Eddy Howard Orchestra name and the bands arrangements. Lee and the Orchestra became a staple throughout the U. S. midwest. Based out of Wichita, Kansas, they toured extensively and recorded on their own label, by the late 1960s, Lee dropped the Eddy Howard name and led the orchestra under his own moniker, though several Howard standards remained featured in their repertoire. The organization dissolved in the wake of the murder of Lee, Howard has a star in the Recording section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6724 Hollywood Boulevard. Howard died in his sleep of a hemorrhage in May 1963, in Palm Desert, California. He was buried at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California, aRagtime Cowboy Joe also peaked at #5 in Billboard Country Singles. Whos Who in America, Volume 26, ASIN B000GDEIKE The Song Remains, Eddy Howard Eddy Howard Radio at Last. fm Eddy Howard singing To Each His Own Ron Coons