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Delta Rhythm Boys


Members have included Elmaurice Miller (1934-44), Traverse Crawford, Essie Joseph Adkins (1934-43), Lee Gaines (1934-87), Clifford Holland (1944), Carl Jones (1944-87), Kelsey Pharr (1943-60), Hugh Bryant (-1974), Rene DeKnight, Herb Coleman (-1974), Walter Trammel, Ray Beauty. See more trivia »

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Rain Man
Rain Man Soundtrack
Come Softly to Me
Come Softly to Me Themselves
So High, So Wide, So Low
Dry Bones
Dry Bones Themselves


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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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Other Works:

Single: "Just A-Sittin' & A-Rockin'". See more »

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The Delta Rhythm Boys

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Kelsey Pharr died in Japan in 1960. In 1974 Herb Coleman was shot to death in Paris, France. Lee Gaines died of cancer in 1987 in Helsinki, Finland. Hugh Bryant died of a heart attack while performing at Gaines' funeral. See more »

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