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Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine has been played on NTS in shows including Naomi, featured first on 7 January 2021. Songs played include The Prime Of My Life.

Billy Eckstine (8 July 1914 – 8 March 1993), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William Clarence Eckstein. He changed the spelling to Eckstine after a club owner said the original spelling was "too Jewish".

Eckstine was an American jazz singer and bandleader who also played trumpet, valve trombone, and guitar. He also performed briefly as Billy X. Stine. His nickname was Mr. B. Although best known as a singer, his openness to new music made him a strong influence on…

The Prime Of My Life
Billy Eckstine
The Prime Of My Life
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