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Panama Francis

dr, 1918-2001 US, Miami
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. David Francis

American swing jazz drummer, born 21 December 1918 in Miami, Florida, died 13 November 2001 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Jitterbug Jump - Previously Unreleased Take on All Stars 1949 by Panama Francis
Benson's Bounce on For Jumpers Only! by Various Artists
12: 00 Jump on Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Tough Talk on Big Band Classics by Panama Francis
Killer Joe on Big Band Classics by Panama Francis
Panama's Jump - Previously Unreleased on All Stars 1949 by Panama Francis
Panama's Party on Big Band Classics by Panama Francis
Panama's Jump - Previously Unreleased on All Stars 1949 by Panama Francis
Song Of The Islands on Big Band Classics by Panama Francis
Dat Dere on Milestones of Jazz Legends - Male Jazz Singers, Vol. 10 by Babs Gonzales & Oscar Brown, Jr.

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Savoy 4 Live in Switzerland Volume 1Panama Francis2016Album
Exploding DrumsPanama Francis2011Album
All-Stars 1949Panama Francis1987Album
Midnight Slows Vol 6Milt Buckner - Arnett Cobb, Eddie Chamblee - Panama Francis1977Album
Conga Rock / MariePanama Francis1959Single
12 O'Clock High / Bessie's BluesPanama Francis1952Single
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis / YummyPanama FrancisSingle
Panama StoryPanama FrancisAlbum
Tough TalkPanama FrancisAlbum
Drum Beat For Dancing FeetCozy Cole All Stars Featuring Gene Krupa, Ray McKinley, Panama FrancisAlbum
A Night At The PopcornMilt Buckner . Gérard Badini . Jimmy Woode . Panama Francis . Sam WoodyardAlbum
Jazz At Town HallIllinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb With Milt Buckner, Panama FrancisAlbum
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