Harry Gibson

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Birthday
27, 1915
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 3, 1991 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1915
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 3, 1991 (75)

About

Remembered for his high-energy, genre-mixing piano and vocal performances, this New York jazz musician became associated with the Dixieland, boogie woogie, and Stride piano styles. His numerous recordings include "Get Your Juices at the Deuces" and "Riot in Boogie."

Before Fame

In his early teens, he joined a New York band called the Westchester Ramblers. He later studied at New York City's famed Juilliard School.

Trivia

His late-career albums include Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine and Everybody's Crazy But Me.

Family Life

Born Harry Raab, he was raised in New York City's Harlem neighborhood by a violinist father. As a child, he studied piano with his musician grandfather.

Associated With

His music career began after he was discovered in the late 1930s by jazz pianist and Grammy Hall of Fame member Fats Waller.