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Gonzales, Babs

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Personal name headingGonzales, Babs
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Variant(s)Brown, Lee, 1919-1980
Brown, Babs
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1916-10-27
Death date1980-01-23
Place of birthNewark (N.J.)
Place of deathNewark (N.J.)
AffiliationJimmie Lunceford Orchestra Bab's Three Bips and a Bop Lionel Hampton Allstar Big Band
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Jazz singers Pianists
Found innuc87-119332: His I paid my dues, c1967 (hdg. on TxU rept.: Gonzales, Babs)
Excite Canada Music WWW site, 23 Jan. 2001: Babs Gonzales page (born Lee Brown Gonzales, 27 Oct. 1919, Newark, New Jersey; died 23 Jan. 1980)
Oop-pop-a-da, c1948: t.p. ("Babs" Brown)
Biog. dict. of Afro-American and African musicians, 1982: (Gonzales, Babs (née [sic] Lee Brown) b. 27 Oct. 1919, d. 23 Jan. 1980; wrote "Oo-pa-pa-da")
Complete Capitol, Savoy & Blue Note feature recordings, p2001: container insert (Babs Gonzales and his orchestra)
African American National Biography, accessed January 31, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gonzales, Babs; Little Babs; Babs Brown; jazz singer, pianist, jazz musician; born 27 October 1916 in Newark, New Jersey, United States; toured as the band boy for Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra (1930's); joined Lionel Hampton's big band (1945); drummed while singing with group Three Bips and a Bop, which included Tad Dameron and formed at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem (1946); recorded hit recordings compositions Oop-Pop-a-Da and Low Pow; published a now-obscure book, The Be-bop Dictionary and History of Its- Famous Stars (1948); wrote lyrics to instrumental jazz themes (1950's); joined the Manhattan Singers to tour Scandinavia (1951); recorded the album Voilá, including Lullaby of the Doomed, which was written for Billie Holiday, and also made the album, Cool Philosophy (1958-1959); toured many European countries (1970's); produced scandalous album, Tales of the Famous: Guess Who? (1960's); died 23 January 1980 in Newark, New Jersey, United States)
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