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Lee Gaines

Lee Gaines
Real name
Otho Lee Gaines
Born
April 21, 1914
Died
July 15, 1987
Country
United States
IPI
00011123066 4 works
Affiliation
ASCAP
Comments
Jazz singer and lyricist, who wrote the lyrics for "Take the "A" Train" and "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'", two jazz standards by Billy Strayhorn. He was a founding member of the Delta Rhythm Boys, who achieved their peak popularity in the 1940s and 50's. The Delta Rhythm Boys moved to Europe in the 1950s. Gaines had lived in Finland for a year at the time of his death from cancer in 1987 and he is buried in Maunulan uurnalehto at Helsinki
Member of
The Delta Rhythm Boys

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