Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine

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Top Songs

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Blue Moon
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My Foolish Heart
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When The Sun Comes Out
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I Apologise [2003 Remaster]
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Imagination

Albums

  • What Kind Of Fool Am I?

    Jan 2021 • 1 song

  • Prisoner of Love

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

  • The Very Best of Billy Eckstine

    Jun 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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