Dardanelle

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... read moreDardanelle developed her skills playing with several bands along the East coast in the late-'30s and early-'40s, before teaming up with Paul Edenfield and Tal Farlow. In 1945, the trio started a year-long residency at the Copacabana club in New York. After taking off time to raise a family...

Key songs

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A New Beginning
2:07
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Hold Back The Tide
4:46
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Anything To You
4:14
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Forgiven
4:06
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Breathe
5:45

Biography

Active: 1930s-1980s
Country Of origin: United States of America

An excellent pianist with a light touch, Dardanelle's credits dated back to the '40s. She could play hot, funky blues and surging originals, or do a menu of novelty tunes and old standards. Dardanelle's combo recordings range from intense trio sessions with Tal Farlow to relatively easy listening fare with Bucky Pizzarelli. She was an active performer for a half century, with her final performance in Greenwood, MS, during May 1997 occurring less than three months before her death at age 79 following valve replacement surgery. ~ Ron Wynn~ Rovi

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