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BILL DOGGETT TRIBUTE GIFTS
Louis Jordan and Tympany Five 1947-51, Bill Doggett created another milestone by replacing Bill Davis who went out on his own as a pioneering Hammond B-2 jazz organist.
Bill Doggett had been Ella’s pianist and Music Director in the mid 1940s and during the years 1951-53 was responsible for keybig hits of Ella’s including the wonderful scat singing anthem, Smooth Sailing. Listen to Smooth Sailing below in the music player
In the late 1960s, Doggett recorded with James Brown a classic Funk record for the King label titled, Honky Tonk Hot Popcorn. The record became a Funk classic bringing two of King Records’ most famous recording artists of the late 1950s-early 1960s together for the first time