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Leroy Vinnegar (1928–1999)

Leroy Vinnegar was born on July 13, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He died on August 2, 1999 in Portland, Oregon, USA. See full bio »


(age 71) in Portland, Oregon, USA
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An Affair of the Skin
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom Deadball Adderly
The All-Star Christmas Show
The All-Star Christmas Show Himself, bassist, Benny Goodman Quintet


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 1997 Deceiver (writer: "Doin' That Thing")
 1959 Some Like It Hot (performer: "Sugar Blues" (1920), "Some Like It Hot" (1958), "Sugar Blues - Runnin' Wild" - uncredited)
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 1974 Sonic Boom (Short)
Deadball Adderly
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 1963 An Affair of the Skin (as Leroy Vinnegar Jr.)
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 1959 Some Like It Hot (musician: double bass - uncredited)
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 1958 The All-Star Christmas Show (TV Movie)
Himself, bassist, Benny Goodman Quintet

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Leroy Vinnegar Jr.

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Self-taught bass player, a leading figure in the West Coast 'cool jazz' movement of the 1950's, especially while a member of the Shelley Manne Trio. Exponent of the 'walking bass' technique.

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