Frankie Newton




Rating
Active
1930 to 1950
Born
January 4, 1906
Died
March 11, 1954
Location
Emory, Virginia, United States
Biography
Frankie Newton (William Frank Newton, January 4, 1906 - March 11, 1954) was a jazz trumpeter from Emory, Virginia. He played in several New York bands in the 1920s and 1930s, including those led by Sam Wooding, Chick Webb, Charlie Barnet, Andy Kirk and Charlie "Fess" Johnson. In the 1940s he played with bands led by Lucky Millinder and Pete Brown. He played in clubs in New York and Boston, with musicians such as pianist Art Tatum, pianist James P. Johnson, drummer Sid Catlett and clarinetist Edmond Hall.

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Yesterdays

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I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

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Fine and Mellow

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Strange Fruit

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On the Sunny Side of the Street [1939]

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