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Way OT, Herb Jeffries, the Black singing cowboy

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Post by gjvalent on Tue May 27, 2014 1:39 am

When the popular/mainstream/white audience of the 1930s had Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, among others, the independent black cinema had Herb Jeffries:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/herb-jeffries-dead-cowboy-crooner-the-bronze-buckaroo_n_5395241.html

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the "Bronze Buckaroo" in a series of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100.
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Re: Way OT, Herb Jeffries, the Black singing cowboy

Post by BlueCat on Wed May 28, 2014 1:43 pm

Wow, 100! Way OT indeed, but worth a mention for sure!

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