Knowledge Identifier: +Red_Norvo
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1908.
Countries: United States (83%), United Kingdom (6%), Italy (3%)
Linked to: Columbia Records, Decca Records, American Record Corporation
Norvo's career began in Chicago with a band called "The Collegians", in 1925.
Dick McDonough - After exchanging banjo for guitar, he did extensive work as a session musician in the 1930s and played with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, The Boswell Sisters, Joe Venuti, Benny Goodman, Miff Mole, Adrian Rollini, Red Norvo, Jack Teagarden, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, Pee Wee Russell, Frankie Trumbauer, Glenn Miller, and Gene Gifford among others
In 1938, Red Norvo and His Orchestra reached number one with their recordings of "Please Be Kind", which was number one for two weeks, and "Says My Heart", with lead vocals by Mildred Bailey, which was number one for four weeks on the pop charts, reaching number one during the week of June 18, 1938.
Art Tatum - According to vibraphonist Red Norvo, in whose group Mingus played bass around 1950, Mingus tried out for Tatum's trio but did not have the ear to follow Tatum's "difficult atonal things".
Billie Holiday - Franco and Red Norvo.
In 1959 Norvo's group played concerts in Australia with Frank_Sinatra; Blue Note released these recordings in 1997.