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Bill Douglass

dr, 1923-1994 US, Sherman, Texas
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William Douglass

William "Bill" Douglass (1923–December 19, 1994) was an American jazz drummer born in Sherman, Texas. Douglass relocated to Los Angeles when he was six months old, becoming in his adulthood a popular LA musician who worked shows and sessions with some of swing's top performers. Douglass provided drums for notable instrumentalists like Benny Goodman and Ben Webster, as well as providing backing for vocalists such as Lena Horne and June Christy. Douglass was also known for his work in the American Federation of Musicians, where he was an active proponent of desegregation. He held offices in local unions both before and after their racial integration.

  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Have You Met Miss Jones? on The Best Of Art Tatum by Art Tatum
All The Things You Are on The Best Of The Pablo Group Masterpieces by Art Tatum
My One And Only Love on Centennial Celebration by Ben Webster
Gone With The Wind on The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 8 by Various Artists
Love For Sale on The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 6 by Art Tatum
Where Or When on Centennial Celebration: Art Tatum by Art Tatum
Night And Day on The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 8 by Various Artists
Have You Met Miss Jones? - Album Version - (Alt. Take) on The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 8 by Various Artists
Gone With The Wind - Album Version - (Alt. Take 1) on The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 8 by Various Artists
Celestial Guests / Many Chinas on Rubisa Patrol by Art Lande

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Ben Webster, Red Callender, Bill Douglass1985Album
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Red Callender, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Douglass, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, Barney Kessel, Buddy Rich, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Ben Webster1975Compil.
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Buddy DeFranco, Red Callender, Bill Douglass1975Album
The Art Tatum • Ben Webster QuartetThe Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet Featuring Red Callender And Bill Douglass1958Album
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