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Sunday, June 9, 2013

George "Stardust" Green - Al Di La / Feelings


George "Stardust" Green was born in Chicago on September 6, 1923 and he grew up on the west side. He started to perform in clubs in the early 40s as a drummer and singer. In the early 50s he started to record while at the same time he was performing in clubs like club DeLissa, club Evergreen, and the Paris club. In the mid 50s he played drums in combos, notably in King Flemming Trio, in the Morris Ellis Band and with Ramsey Lewis and Eldee Young before they picked up Red Holt
Later he formed his own trio on drums and vocals, with Dolphus Dean on bass and Bob Knowles on piano. They appeared in many TV shows and many clubs in Chicago. They also released an album under the name Stardust Green and His Amaz-ing Jazz Trio on Dempsey Records.
They released another album in 1963 entitled "For all we know" under the name George "Stardust" Green on M&M Records. It was recorded live in the Huddle Lounge of Rick Casares' Pro Bowl club, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, sometime around 1963. George "Stardust" Green and jazz singers LaVern Baker and Billy Williams were among the first African-American performers to break through the segregation barriers in South Africa in 1967.
In the mid 70s or later he released a single "Al Di La / Feelings" on FM & PM Records. This single includes a version of the Morris Albert famous song "Feelings". Both songs arranged and produced by the   late pianist Floyd Morris. Floyd Morris was owner of the label FM & PM Records.







George Stardust Green died in his home in Henderson, Nevada, on March 11, 2007. For more info about him you can see here.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full.

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