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Leroy Kirkland

g, 1906-1988 US, South Carolina
Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Arranger / Conductor of Jazz
A.k.a. Claude Cloud

Leroy Kirkland, (February 10, 1906 – April 6, 1988) was an arranger, bandleader, guitarist and songwriter whose career spanned the eras of big band jazz, R&B, rock and roll and soul. Kirkland played guitar in southern jazz bands in the 1920s, and during the 1930s he worked as arranger and songwriter for Erskine Hawkins. He joined Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey in the 1940s and later in that decade began arranging music at Savoy Records in New York. He continued to arrange R&B artists for OKeh Records, Mercury Records and other companies.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Rock

Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Mashin' And All That JazzLeroy Kirkland1962Album
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