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Ernie Andrews

voc, *1927 US, Philadelphia
Singer / Musician of Jazz and R&B/Soul

Jazz, blues & pop singer was born on December 25, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is still performing as of 2018. Ernie Andrews has managed to be both popular and underrated throughout his lengthy career. After his family moved to Los Angeles, he sang in a church choir, and while still attending high school had a few hits for the G&G label. Billy Eckstine and Al Hibbler were early influences and, after reaching maturity, Andrews was somewhat in the shadow of Joe Williams (who has a similar style). Andrews recorded for Aladdin, Columbia, and London in the late '40s, spent six years singing with the Harry James Orchestra, and cut a couple of big band dates for GNP/Crescendo during 1958-1959. Despite his unchanging style, Andrews was mostly in obscurity during the 1960s and '70s, just making a couple of albums for Dot during 1965-1966. A 1980 Discovery date found him in excellent form, and in the '80s, he was rediscovered. Andrews recorded with the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, Gene Harris' Superband, Jay McShann, and with the Harper Brothers, in addition to making a few sets in the 1990s for Muse, and later High Note. He is also prominent in the documentary: Blues for Central Avenue.

  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Big City on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco (And I Don't Drink At All) on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
How About Me on How About Me by Ernie Andrews
Since I Fell For You on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
Next Time I See You on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
Green Door on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face on This Is Ernie Andrews by Ernie Andrews
Work Song on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
Bill Bailey on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews
Ten Years Of Tears on Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley & Ernie Andrews

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The L.A. Treasures ProjectErnie Andrews, Barbara Morrison, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2014Album
How About MeErnie Andrews Featuring Houston Person2006Album
I Don't Want To See You Cry Anymore / The Dog, The Cat And MeErnie Andrews2006Album
Girl TalkErnie Andrews2001Album
Live At The John Anson Ford AmpitheatreLionel Hampton & His Big Band With Ernie Andrews, Gerald Wiggins Trio, Harry Edison, Teddy Edwards2001Album
Ernie AndrewsErnie Andrews2001Compil.
The Many Faces Of Ernie AndrewsErnie Andrews1998Album
The Great CityErnie Andrews1995Album
No RegretsErnie Andrews1993Album
In A MellotoneBob Cooper And Snooky Young Sextet Featuring Ernie Andrews1986Album
Juggernaut Strikes Again!The Capp/Pierce Juggernaut Featuring Ernie Andrews1982Album
Sings From The HeartErnie Andrews1981Album
Hear Me Now!Ernie Andrews1979Album
Travelin' LightErnie Andrews1975Album
Ernie Andrews Sings With The Fuzzy Kane TrioErnie Andrews And The Fuzzy Kane Trio1971Album
Say Hello To YesterdayErnie Andrews1971Single
Fire And Rain / It Was A Good TimeErnie Andrews1971Single
Bridge Over Troubled Water / SomethingErnie Andrews And The Fuzzy Kane Trio1970Single
It Ain't No Use / Never Like This BeforeErnie Andrews1969Single
Soul ProprietorErnie Andrews1968Album
This Is Ernie AndrewsErnie Andrews1967Album
Where Were You / What Do I See In The GirlErnie Andrews1965Single
River's Invitation Pt. 1 / River's Invitation Pt. 2Ernie Andrews With Terrell Prude Trio1965Single
Fine Young GirlErnie Andrews1965Single
West Coast Blues / CandyErnie Andrews1961Single
In The DarkErnie Andrews1957Album
I Surrender DearAl Hibbler, Ernie Andrews, Jesse Watson1957Album
Song Of The WandererErnie Andrews1956Single
Jivin' AroundThe Ernie Freeman Combo / Ernie Andrews1955Single
In The Still Of The Night / Soft WindsErnie Andrews1954Single
Make Me A Present Of You / Don't Lead Me OnErnie Andrews With Benny Carter And His Orchestra1953Album
Baby I'm Gone / Green GinErnie Andrews1948Album
Summertime / S'wonderfulErnie Andrews With Maxwell Davis And His Trio1947Album
Be Nice / How Good It Feels To Be GladErnie Andrews With Maxwell Davis & His Band1947Album
You Go To My Head / Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'Ernie Andrews1945Album
Dream Awhile / Green GinErnie Andrews1945Album
Wrap It Up, Put It Away (Till Daddy Comes Home From The Army) / Soothe MeErnie Andrews1945Album
Hickory Dickory Dock / Soothe MeErnie AndrewsAlbum
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