Well-known 1930s and 1940s bandleader who was simply also a singer, saxophonist, and clarinetist. He worked well a whole lot with Isham Jones. He began playing saxophone when he was twelve years of age and performed his 1st gigs using the Band That Takes on The Blues. He was the receiver of the Grammy Life time Achievement Honor. He married a female called Charlotte in 1936. Among the rings he used made an appearance in the film New Orleans with Louis Armstrong.