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Born in Edina, Texas, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJohn Willie Henry

Mini Bio (1)

John W. "Shifty" Henry was an accomplished jazz musician, equally proficient on the string bass, saxophone, oboe and trumpet, as well as a composer of no mean ability. He received his nickname while playing football for Prairie View A & M College near Houston, Texas, where he majored in music. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he was in demand not only as a performer in various jazz combos and big band organizations but also as a studio musician and as a composer and arranger. One of his songs, "Let Me Go Home Whiskey", originally recorded by Amos Milburn, was recently recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel.

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Elbie Boyd (? - 30 November 1958) ( his death) ( 1 child)

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