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Delta Rhythm Boys

The story of The Delta Rhythm Boys begins in 1934 at Langston University in Oklahoma. Second-year student Lee Gaines had been chosen by school president Dr. Isaac Young to form a university quartet. Lee, a sousaphone player who had led his freshman vocal quartet to a first prize in class competition, recruited first tenor Elmaurice Miller, second ... See full bio »

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Rain Man
Rain Man Soundtrack
(1988)
Come Softly to Me
Come Softly to Me Themselves
(1961)
A Hundred Thousand Stars
(1959)

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 2003 Salmer fra kjøkkenet (performer: "Flickorna i Småland")
 2002 Cleo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... (performer: "Kristallen den fina")
 1988 Rain Man (performer: "Dry Bones" (1927) - as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
 1961 Come Softly to Me (Short) (performer: "Come softly to Me")
 1959 Iskelmäketju (performer: "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho")
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: "Dry Bones")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Stars Over Harlem ... (performer: "Dem Bones")
- Showtime in Harlem ... (performer: "Take the 'A' Train")
- Jazz Time ... (performer: "Dem Bones")
 1945 Night Club Girl (performer: "Vingo Jingo", "One O'Clock Jump" - uncredited)
 1944 Reckless Age (performer: "Get on Board, Little Children" - uncredited)
 1944 Swingtime Holiday (Short) (performer: "Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me", "Jersey Bounce")
 1944 Follow the Boys (performer: "The House I Live In" (1942))
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! (performer: "Paper Doll")
 1943 Crazy House (performer: "Get On Board, Little Children", "Rigoletto Blues" - uncredited)
 1943 Hi'ya, Sailor (performer: "Home Sweet Home" (uncredited), "The More I Go Out with Somebody Else", "One O'Clock Jump")
 1943 So's Your Uncle (performer: "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "St. Louis Blues")
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Single: "Dry Bones" / "Take the 'A' Train". See more »

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The Delta Rhythm Boys
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Trivia:

Kelsey Pharr died in Honolulu, Hawaï in 1961. In 1974 Herb Coleman was shot to death in Cannes, France. Lee Gaines died of cancer in 1987 in Helsinki, Finland. Hugh Bryant died of a heart attack while performing at Gaines' funeral in 1987. See more »

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