Jack McVea
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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O-Kay For Baby
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Bulgin' Eyes (feat. Rabon Tarrant)
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Open the Door, Richard! (feat. Rabon Tarrant)
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The Key's in the Mailbox (feat. Rabon Tarrant)

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Jack McVea will always be most famous for his big hit "Open the Door, Richard." Although associated with the R&B world due to that 1946 bestseller, McVea was actually a swing stylist whose fairly mellow sound was a major contrast to the honking tenors of the time. He started out playing banjo as a youth (1925-27) before switching to alto. McVea began playing professionally with his father (banjoist Satchel McVea), Dootise Williams' Harlem Dukes (1932), Charlie Echols (1934-35), ... Read more

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