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Bennie Payne

Band, US
Musician of Jazz

American jazz pianist. Began performing professionally in 1926 and played with Wilbur Sweatman's band in 1928. He recorded duets with Fats Waller, who also tutored him, in 1929. From '29 to '31 he performed in touring shows and accompanied Elisabeth Welch and Gladys Bentley. From 1931 to 1943 (when he had to join the army), he was Cab Calloway's pianist. When he was discharged from the army he worked with Calloway again until 1946. Afterwords he worked with Pearl Bailey, Billy Daniels, and led his own trio. b. June 18, 1907 (Philadelphia, PA, USA) d. September 2, 1986 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

PortraitJonah Jones
tr, voc 1909-2000 US
PortraitMundell Lowe
g *1922 US
PortraitDon Lamond
dr 1920-2003 US
PortraitJoe Wilder
tr 1922-2014 US
PortraitTrigger Alpert
b 1916-2013 US
PortraitRusty Dedrick
tr *1918 US
Phil Flatbush


Title Artist Year Type
Billy And BennyBilly Daniels, Bennie Payne1957Single
Sunny Side UpBennie Payne1955Single
Sunny Side UpBennie Payne1955Single
Sunny Side UpBennie Payne1955Single
Sunny Side UpBennie Payne1955Album
I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody) / I'll Never Know WhyBilly Daniels With Lew Douglas And His Orchestra And Bennie Payne1951Album
St. Louis Blues / After You've GoneThomas Waller - Bennie Payne1930Album
Ain't Misbehavin'Bennie PayneSingle
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