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Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics: Babs …

Genres: Jazz, Seasonal, Vocals

estate]] Babs Gonzales (October 27, 1919 - January 23, 1980), born Lee Brown, was an American jazz vocalist of the bebop era most notable for penning the famous Dizzy Gillespie song "Oop-Pop-A-Da", which was originally recorded and performed by his own band, Three Bips and a Bop. Babs was also once the chauffeur for Errol Flynn. In 1967, Babs published an autobiography titled, "i, paid my dues - good bread - a story of jazz." Gonzales was born in Newark, NJ. He was known to be an exponent of vocalese, an example of this would be his version of the Charlie Parker bop standard "Ornithology". From 1950 to 1953, Gonzales was road manager and vocalist for the James Moody band and lat... Continue Bio >>

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