Herb Jeffries

Umberto Alexander Valentino

Also known as H. Jeffries, Herb Jefferies, Herb Jeffres, Jeffries
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Discography of Herb Jeffries:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 My Mother Singing / Dancing With You 2 Audio Columbia
2 Wicked Woman / One Night In Acapulco 2 Audio Trend (3)
3 Jamaica 12 Audio RKO Records (2)
4 Devil Is A Woman 11 Audio 1957 Golden Tone
5 Magenta Moods 6 Audio 1950 Exclusive (2)
6 My Arms Can Never Hold You / Whistling Blues 2 Audio Olympic (8)
7 A Dreamer With A Penny / It's Easy To Remember 2 Audio 1949-02-00 Columbia
8 Herb Jeffries 10 Audio 1957 Harmony (4)
9 Flamingo / Basin Street Blues 2 Audio Parlophon
10 Just Jeffries 8 Audio 1951 Mercury


Herbert "Herb" Jeffries (born September 24, 1913 in Detroit, Michigan - died May 25, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California) was an American jazz and popular singer and actor. He was the first black man to star in an American western. He starred as a singing cowboy in several all-black Western films.

Jeffries first recordings were with [a=Earl Hines And His Orchestra]. He recorded with [a=Duke Ellington] from 1940 to 1942. His most famous song, "Flamingo", sold over 50 million copies.

In June 2010, at age 95, Jeffries gave a performance to raise funds for the Oceanside, California Unified School District's music program accompanied by the Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra under the direction of clarinetist Tad Calcara.


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