Personalities | Dave Bartholomew | Fifties | Jazz & Blues
(Trumpet, producer, composer, b. 1918)
Davis Louis Bartholomew was born in Edgard, Louisiana. He was one of the most prominent bandleaders in New Orleans in the mid-1940s. He recorded for DeLuxe, King and Imperial during the 1940s and 1950s, but is best known as the producer, bandleader and songwriting partner of Fats Domino, whom he produced at Imperial from 1949 into the 1960s. He also produced Smiley Lewis, the Spiders, Snooks Eaglin and dozens of other New Orleans R&B greats.
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