New Orleans trumpeter who recorded the Dixieland hit "Java" in 1964.
He started playing during horse races when he was sixteen and would continue to do so for over sixty years.
Many people referred to him as The Round Mound of Sound.
He married to Mary Patureau on August 13, 1942, then to Zide Jahncke on March 17, 1984, and then to Beverly Essel Hirt on December 29, 1990.
She created the theme song to The Green Hornet, in which Bruce Lee starred.