Billy Eckstine



Billy Eckstine

Rating
Active
1940 to 1990
Born
July 8, 1914
Died
March 8, 1993
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography
William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer, and a bandleader of the swing era. He was noted for his rich, resonant, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. The New York Times described him as an "influential band leader" whose "suave bass-baritone" and "full-throated, sugary approach to popular songs inspired singers like Joe Williams, Arthur Prysock and Lou Rawls.
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Top Songs by Billy Eckstine


I Apologize

Blue Moon

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Kiss of Fire

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Jelly, Jelly

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Bewildered

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White Christmas (New Edition)

Christmas Eve

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True 50s 3CD Set

No One But You

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I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City

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Have a Good Time

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Passing Strangers

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I'm a Fool to Want You

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Crazy Things Over There

Crazy Things Over There

Billy Eckstine December 4, 2015

40 Tracks

All I Can Sing Is Blues

All I Can Sing Is Blues

Billy Eckstine November 29, 2015

22 Tracks

That's The Way You Feel

That's The Way You Feel

Billy Eckstine November 29, 2015

19 Tracks

Night Crawler

Night Crawler

Billy Eckstine November 21, 2015

22 Tracks

Going Back and Forth

Going Back and Forth

Billy Eckstine November 20, 2015

40 Tracks

My Life Melody

My Life Melody

Billy Eckstine November 6, 2015

40 Tracks

Baby Loves Call

Baby Loves Call

Billy Eckstine October 16, 2015

40 Tracks

My Special Angel

My Special Angel

Billy Eckstine August 21, 2015

40 Tracks

Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter

Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter

Billy Eckstine January 22, 2013

11 Tracks

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Genres
R&B/Soul

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