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Billy Eckstine

  • Jul 08, 1914 - Mar 08, 1993 (age 78)
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2018
Award2018

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination2018

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2014
Four Classic Albums Plus
AlbumJun 24, 2014

Four Classic Albums Plus

Four Classic Albums Plus released.
2013
Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Broadway Bongos and Mr. B
AlbumAug 12, 2013

Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Broadway Bongos …

Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Broadway Bongos and Mr. B released.
Highlights of Billy Eckstine
AlbumMay 11, 2013

Highlights of Billy Eckstine

Highlights of Billy Eckstine released.
Seven Classic Albums
AlbumMar 5, 2013

Seven Classic Albums

Seven Classic Albums released.
Don't Worry 'Bout Me & Broadway, Bongos and Mr. "B"
AlbumJan 1, 2013

Don't Worry 'Bout Me & Broadway, Bong…

Don't Worry 'Bout Me & Broadway, Bongos and Mr. "B" released.
2012
The  Platinum Collection
AlbumJul 24, 2012

The Platinum Collection

The Platinum Collection released.
2010
Love Songs
AlbumJan 27, 2010

Love Songs

Love Songs released.
2009
Savoy Jazz Super EP
AlbumJul 8, 2009

Savoy Jazz Super EP

Savoy Jazz Super EP released.
2008
All of My Life
AlbumNov 18, 2008

All of My Life

All of My Life released.
2006
Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine
AlbumJul 25, 2006

Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eck…

Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine released.
2005
Just Jazz: The Swinging Mr. B.
AlbumNov 8, 2005

Just Jazz: The Swinging Mr. B.

Just Jazz: The Swinging Mr. B. released.
2004
The Motown Anthology
AlbumJan 12, 2004

The Motown Anthology

The Motown Anthology released.
2003
Billy Eckstine, Vol. 2: Yours to Command
AlbumJul 28, 2003

Billy Eckstine, Vol. 2: Yours to Command

Billy Eckstine, Vol. 2: Yours to Command released.
2002
The Legendary Big Band 1943-1947
AlbumSep 10, 2002

The Legendary Big Band 1943-1947

The Legendary Big Band 1943-1947 released.
I Am a Singer
AlbumJul 8, 2002

I Am a Singer

I Am a Singer released.
2001
Cocktail Hour
AlbumMay 1, 2001

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour released.
1947
AlbumMar 6, 2001

1947

1947 released.
2000
Guy Eckstine
Child2000

Guy Eckstine

Guy Eckstine is an A&R, artist manager, record producer, …
Guy Eckstine is an A&R, artist manager, record producer, and new media executive who has produced and executive produced over 40 records. Four albums that Eckstine has produced or executive produced have won Grammy Awards, including The New Standard by Herbie Hancock.
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1999
SongOct 5, 1999

Everything I Have Is Yours
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SongJun 22, 1999

Misty
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Together
AlbumMar 8, 1999

Together

Together released.
1998
Mr. B [Ember]
AlbumAug 11, 1998

Mr. B [Ember]

Mr. B [Ember] released.
Award1998

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
1997
Boppin' with "B"
AlbumAug 12, 1997

Boppin' with "B"

Boppin' with "B" released.
1944-1945
AlbumMar 28, 1997

1944-1945

1944-1945 released.
SongJan 1, 1997

As Time Goes By
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1996
Airmail Special
AlbumFeb 6, 1996

Airmail Special

Airmail Special released.
The Magnificent Mr. B
AlbumJan 1, 1996

The Magnificent Mr. B

The Magnificent Mr. B released.
1995
Senior Soul/If She Walked into My Life
AlbumApr 28, 1995

Senior Soul/If She Walked into My Life

Senior Soul/If She Walked into My Life released.
1994
Jazz 'Round Midnight: Billy Eckstine
AlbumMay 17, 1994

Jazz 'Round Midnight: Billy Eckstine

Jazz 'Round Midnight: Billy Eckstine released.
SongMay 17, 1994

Stardust
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SongJan 25, 1994

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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SongJan 25, 1994

Body and Soul
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1993
Billy Eckstine
PersonalMarch 1993

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine passed away.
1987
Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter
AlbumJan 1, 1987

Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter

Billy Eckstine Sings with …
Billy Eckstine Sings with Benny Carter is a 1986 album by the American singer Billy Eckstine, accompanied by the alto saxophonist Benny Carter. The singer Helen Merrill appears in duet with Eckstine on the first and last songs of the album. This was Eckstine's only LP released on Verve Records, and marked his final album recordings.
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SongJan 1, 1987

Prisoner of Love
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Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
Nomination1987

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male

Nominated for "Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter".
Grammy Award
1986
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
MovieMay 2, 1986

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

In this film that closely …
In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and begins a journey of his own. He revisits his life, from growing up in a brothel as a child and struggling to beat the long odds to become a top rated comedian. However, his success brings new problems as he develops a tragic pattern of substance abuse that begins to screw up his life. All the while, Jo Jo's spirit watches these events and attempts to convince his past self to turn off from his path of self destruction.
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1980
Uptown: A Tribute To The Apollo Theatre
TV ShowMay 30, 1980

Uptown: A Tribute To The Apollo Theatre

Film clips of stars like Billie …
Film clips of stars like Billie Holiday and Bojangles Robinson meld nicely with burlesque skits, singing and dancing by the hosts, Billy Eckstine, Bunny Briggs, Cab Calloway, Gladys Knight ...
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1975
Let's Do It Again
MovieOct 11, 1975

Let's Do It Again

Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing …
Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans, but their tricks attract the mob's attention.
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1972
Sanford and Son
TV ShowJan 14, 1972

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that …
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. It was based on the BBC Television program Steptoe and Son, which had its original broadcast run in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1965.
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Senior Soul
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AlbumJan 1, 1972

Senior Soul

Senior Soul is a 1972 studio album by the American singer Billy …
Senior Soul is a 1972 studio album by the American singer Billy Eckstine. The album was Eckstine's third for Stax Records's subsidiary Enterprise.
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1970
The Flip Wilson Show
TV ShowSep 17, 1970

The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that …
The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that originally aired in the US on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show.
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1969
Della
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TV ShowJun 9, 1969

Della

Welcome to the Della! program guide. Hosted by the multi …
Welcome to the Della! program guide. Hosted by the multi-talented Della Reese, this was the first talk show hosted by an African-American woman. Divinely delightful, Della along with her sidekick comic Sandy Baron welcomed a wide array of guests to her hour long program with Peter Myers conducting the Orchestra. Lasting only one season the series is a landmark in history.
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Playboy After Dark
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TV ShowJan 18, 1969

Playboy After Dark

Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by …
Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by Hugh Hefner. It aired in syndication through Screen Gems from 1969 to 1970 and was taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
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1968
The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett …
This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986
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For Love of Ivy
AlbumJan 1, 1968

For Love of Ivy

For Love of Ivy released.
1967
The Woody Woodbury Show
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TV ShowAug 28, 1967

The Woody Woodbury Show

Welcome to The Woody …
Welcome to The Woody Woodbury Show guide. Hosted by raucous comedian Woody Woodbury for syndication by Ralph Edwards Productions in Hollywood. The program featured Woody performing bits of his nightclub act which included playing piano and comic dialogue. His band was the Michael Melvin Combo with Joe Pass on guitar. The announcer of the show was Robert (Bob) Ridgely. Booking artists for the program were Mary Markham and Gary Gamska. The show featured talented musicians, pop groups, comedians, stars and authors. The program's producer was Ralph Edwards.
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The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1966
My Way
AlbumJan 1, 1966

My Way

My Way is a 1966 studio album by the American singer Billy …
My Way is a 1966 studio album by the American singer Billy Eckstine. It was produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson, and was the second of three albums that Eckstine recorded for Motown Records.
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1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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1961
At Basin Street East
AlbumOct 1, 1961

At Basin Street East

At Basin Street East is a 1961 live album by Billy Eckstine, …
At Basin Street East is a 1961 live album by Billy Eckstine, accompanied by a big band arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones. It was originally released on October 1, 1961 on the EmArcy label, but reissued in 1990 by Polygram. The album was recorded at the Basin Street East nightclub in New York City.
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Broadway, Bongos and Mr. B
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AlbumJan 1, 1961

Broadway, Bongos and Mr. B

Broadway, Bongos and Mr. B …
Broadway, Bongos and Mr. B is a 1961 studio album by the American singer Billy Eckstine. It was arranged by Hal Mooney, and marked Eckstine's return to Roulette Records. The album features Latin tinged arrangements of popular Broadway show tunes, with a percussion section of xylophones, marimbas and bongos.
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1958
Carolle Drake
Marriage1958

Carolle Drake

Carolle Drake was born on August 29, 1923 in Georgia, USA. …
Carolle Drake was born on August 29, 1923 in Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Band of Angels (1957). She was previously married to Capt. Rev. Matthew C. Faulkner and Billy Eckstine.
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1957
Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin
AlbumJan 1, 1957

Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing t…

Sarah Vaughan and Billy …
Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin is a 1957 studio album featuring Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan, and the songs of Irving Berlin. Although Vaughan had made many recordings with Eckstine, this was their only complete album together.
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1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
Nomination1955

Favourite US Male Singer

Nominated for NME Award …
Nominated for NME Award For Favourite US Male Singer.
NME Award
1952
Skirts Ahoy!
MovieMay 28, 1952

Skirts Ahoy!

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a …
Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.
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1950
Four Star Revue
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TV ShowOct 4, 1950

Four Star Revue

Four Star Revue (also known as All Star Revue and All Star …
Four Star Revue (also known as All Star Revue and All Star Summer Revue) was an American variety/comedy program that aired on NBC from October 4, 1950, to December 26, 1953. The series originally starred four celebrities, Ed Wynn, Danny Thomas, Jack Carson, and Jimmy Durante (hence the name Four Star Revue), alternating as hosts of the program every week. Other stars would join the show beginning with its second season, causing the title to change to All Star Revue. Some of the other stars to pass through during the second season were Bob Hope, Spike Jones and Helen Grayco, and Paul Winchell. As the series progressed, several permanent hosts were added to replace the original four. Some included actress and singer Martha Raye, boxer Rocky Graziano, actor and toastmaster George Jessel, and actress Tallulah Bankhead.
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The Arthur Murray Party
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TV ShowJul 20, 1950

The Arthur Murray Party

The Arthur Murray Party is …
The Arthur Murray Party is an American television variety show which ran from July 1950 until September 1960. The show was hosted by famous dancers Arthur and Kathryn Murray, and was basically one long advertisement for their chain of dance studios. Each week the couple performed a mystery dance, and the viewer who correctly identified the dance would receive two free lessons at a local studio.
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What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, originally in black and white, with subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line [of work]", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1949
Adventures in Jazz
TV ShowJan 28, 1949

Adventures in Jazz

Adventures in Jazz is a 1949 CBS television show. The …
Adventures in Jazz is a 1949 CBS television show. The program was broadcast live, showcasing jazz musicians and singers. Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and June Christy made appearances on the short-lived series, with a total of 23 episodes.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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Texaco Star Theatre
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TV ShowJun 8, 1948

Texaco Star Theatre

Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety …
Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety show, broadcast on radio from 1938 to 1949 and telecast from 1948 to 1956. It was one of the first successful examples of American television broadcasting, remembered as the show that gave Milton Berle the nickname "Mr. Television".
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1946
Billy Eckstine/Big Joe Turner/Johnny Otis
AlbumOct 5, 1946

Billy Eckstine/Big Joe Turner/Johnny Otis

Billy Eckstine/Big Joe Turner/Johnny Otis released.
1945
House Party
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TV ShowJan 15, 1945

House Party

House Party is an American radio daytime variety/talk show …
House Party is an American radio daytime variety/talk show that aired on CBS Radio and on ABC Radio from January 15, 1945 to October 13, 1967. The show had an equally long run on CBS Television as Art Linkletter's House Party and, in its final season, The Linkletter Show, airing from September 1, 1952 to September 5, 1969.
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1942
June Harris
MarriageJune 1942

June Harris

Married June Harris.
1914
Billy Eckstine
BirthJuly 1914

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine was born.
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