tinpanalley

Jazz, early popular music redheads?

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Just a silly question that came up recently and couldn't think of any early 20th century jazz or popular musicians (big band, band leaders, pop vocalists, etc) that were redheads. Is this a thing? I mean, even adding classic Hollywood all I can think of is Cagney, Spencer Tracy, and Leslie Howard!

Any suggestions on this? I figured the brains here would have the right database for this.

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Red Nichols?

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Red Norvo, when he had hair.

I hope all the examples we think of are not folks nicknamed "Red."

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Bing Crosby, sometimes?

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I thought Rudy Vallee was a redhead but apparently not.

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In another thread, I discuss: Disproportionate Numbers of Freckled Redheads in High School, College Jazz Bands

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Stonewall15 said:

Red Rodney (trumpet).

When I first saw this thread I was wondering long and hard if Red Rodney was "early" enough (even from today's vantage point).

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On ‎02‎.‎02‎.‎2019 at 4:00 PM, tinpanalley said:

... even adding classic Hollywood all I can think of is Cagney, Spencer Tracy, and Leslie Howard!

Rita Hayworth, dude! Rita Hayworth!!!

 

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On 2/2/2019 at 5:12 PM, jeffcrom said:

 

I hope all the examples we think of are not folks nicknamed "Red."

 Certainly, not Henry Red Allen. 😀

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11 minutes ago, EKE BBB said:

 Certainly, not Henry Red Allen. 😀

LOL

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11 hours ago, king ubu said:

Rita Hayworth, dude! Rita Hayworth!!!

 

Well, Rita Hayworth wasn't a real redhead. She had dark hair for a lot of the start of her career. But, yeah, I guess people know her as a redhead.

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