Gene Brooks

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Eugene "Gene" Brooks (* around 1920; † after 1961) was an American jazz , jump blues and rhythm & blues musician ( drums ).


Brooks played in the New York jazz scene from the mid-1940s; The first recordings were made around 1946 with the Bill Johnson Orchestra ("If I Was a Itty Bitty Girl"). In 1948 he played with Shep Fields , in 1949 in the septet of the pianist and singer Basil Spears . In the following years he worked as a studio musician with jazz, blues and R&B vocalists such as Alberta Hunter , Varetta Dillard , Dolly Cooper , Sister Rosetta Tharpe , cousin Leroy (“Goin 'Back Home”), Stick McGhee (“Sad, Bad , Glad “), Jimmy Wright and Jimmy Rushing , also with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee ( Back Country Blues , 1958) and with Bob Gaddy and His Alley Cats. In 1961 he accompanied the singer Lucille Hegamin ( Songs We Taught Your Mother , Bluesville) with Willie The Lion Smith and His Cubs . In the field of jazz he was involved in six recording sessions between 1949 and 1961.

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  1. a b c Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed June 7, 2018)
  2. ^ Billboard March 20, 1948