Born in 1914, BILLY ECKSTINE formed his own band in ’43. Some of this shabby group of band members were Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughn. Wow!
During some of RUDY LEWIS’ recording sessions for the Drifters they used a pretty slick female group for backup vocals. Dionne Warkwick, Doris Troy and Cissy Houston. That’s strong as ammonia! Check out Mexican Divorce.