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Frankie Dunlop

dr, *1928 US, Buffalo, New York
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Francis

Francis "Frankie" Dunlop (December 6, 1928 in Buffalo, New York – July 7, 2014) was an American jazz drummer.Dunlop grew up in a musical family and began playing guitar at age nine and drums at ten. He was playing professionally by age 16 and received some classical education in percussion. He toured with Big Jay McNeely and recorded with Moe Koffman in 1950 before serving in the Army during the Korean War. After his discharge he played with Sonny Stitt, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins (1958, 1966–67), Maynard Ferguson (1958–60), Lena Horne, Duke Ellington (1960), and Thelonious Monk (1960–64); it is for his recordings with the last of these that he is principally remembered. Later in his life he recorded with Lionel Hampton (1975–81), Earl Hines (1973–74), Ray Crawford, and Joe Zawinul.

  • Jazz
  • Blues
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Blue Monk on 1960 - 2010: Candid 50th Anniversary by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
Benny Goodman Big Band - Lionel HamptonBenny Goodman And His Orchestra Featuring Zoot Sims - Lionel Hampton Featuring Frankie DunlopCompil.
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