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David ''Fathead'' Newman

David ''Fathead'' Newman

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Style: * JAZZ * & * BLUES *
Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Gospel

Member Since: 2004

City: West Hurley, NY

Website: http://www.davidfatheadnewman.com/

Events Page: http://www.davidfatheadnewman.com/schedule.html

In 1954, David began a twelve year association with the Ray Charles Band. David began as the baritone player and soon became the star tenor soloist. In 1959,David recorded his first album as a leader, "Ray Charles Introduces David Newman,"FATHEAD" on Atlantic records. It included Newman's dramatic and now famous rendition of "Hard Times". He returned to Dallas for a short time and led his own bands. Then David Newman moved to New York City where his career took off in many directions. Newman recorded many albums for Atlantic records, as well as Warner Brothers and Prestige. During this time in NYC, David gigged with Lee Morgan, Kenny Drew Sr., Billy Higgins, Kenny Dorham and so many other of the great jazz musicians hanging out on the New York scene. David Newman has appeared on many television shows including Saturday Night Live, David Sanborn's Night Music, David Letterman, and various featured news segments. David appeared in Robert Altman's film "Kansas City" and did a national tour with the Kansas City Orchestra, for Verve records.
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