Billy Eckstine



Billy Eckstine

Rating
Active
1940 to 1990
Born
July 8, 1914
Died
March 8, 1993
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres
R&B/Soul
Biography
Billy Eckstine (8 July 1914 - 8 March 1993), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William Clarence Eckstein. He changed the spelling to Eckstine after a club owner said the original spelling was "too Jewish". Eckstine was an American jazz singer and bandleader who also played trumpet, valve trombone, and guitar. He also performed briefly as Billy X. Stine. His nickname was Mr. B. Although best known as a singer, his openness to new music made him a strong influence on modern jazz, particularly bebop, as he gave employment to many of the musicians who founded the style.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


I Apologize

I Apologize

Billy Eckstine May 8, 2017

9 Tracks

Easy Bounce

Easy Bounce

Billy Eckstine March 3, 2017

40 Tracks

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

Mean To Me

Mean To Me

Billy Eckstine November 22, 2015

19 Tracks

Prisoner Of Love

Prisoner Of Love

Billy Eckstine November 22, 2015

22 Tracks

Night Crawler

Night Crawler

Billy Eckstine November 21, 2015

22 Tracks

Together Alone

Together Alone

Billy Eckstine November 21, 2015

19 Tracks

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