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  • I Apologize
  • September 2020
  • 1 Song

Top Songs

1
My Foolish Heart
2
Imagination
3
I Love the Rhythm In a Riff
4
Don't Take Your Love From Me
5
Jelly, Jelly

Albums

  • Prisoner of Love

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

  • The Very Best of Billy Eckstine

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

  • Everything I Have Is Yours

    May 2020 • 12 songs

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  • Billy Eckstine
  • Biography

    Billy Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music. An influence looming large in the cultural development of soul and R&B singers from Sam Cooke to Prince, Eckstine was able to play it straight on his pop hits "Prisoner of Love," "My Foolish Heart" and "I Apologize." Born in Pittsburgh but raised in Washington, D.C., Eckstine began singing at the age of seven and entered many amateur talent shows. He had also planned on a footbal...
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