posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy
RIP HERB JEFFRIES Sept. 24, 1913 – May 25, 2014. Herb Jeffries is last surviving member of Duke Ellington’s early 1940s Band. The Bronze Buckaroo as he was known during his days as a singing actor of early black cinema.
Read the LA Times in-depth story on this great man. (click on link)