Personalities | Roy Milton | Forties | Jazz & Blues
(Drums, vocals, 1907–83)
Roy Bunny Milton was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He had his own bands before moving to Los Angeles in 1935, where he formed the Solid Senders combo in 1938 and worked small clubs throughout the city. He began recording in 1945 and had a lengthy relationship with Specialty records throughout 1946–54, which produced such hits as ‘R.M. Blues’, ‘Information Blues’ and ‘Best Wishes’. The Solid Senders featured pianist Camille Howard and three horns along with the leader’s simple yet sincere vocals. The band could handle swing, jump tunes or slow blues.
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