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Uploaded on Oct 26, 2009

LEE MORSE SINGS. Arthur James "Zutty" Singleton (14 May 1898 - 14 July 1975) was an influential American early jazz drummer.

Singleton was born in Bunkie, Louisiana and raised in New Orleans. He was working professionally with Steve Lewis by 1915. He served with the United States Navy in World War I. After returning to New Orleans he worked with such bands as those of Papa Celestin, Big Eye Louis Nelson, John Robichaux, and Fate Marable. He left for St. Louis, Missouri to play in Charlie Creath's band, then moved to Chicago, Illinois.

In Chicago, Singleton played with Doc Cooke, Dave Peyton, Jimmie Noone, and theater bands, then joined Louis Armstrong's band. He made famous recordings with Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five in 1928. In 1929 he moved with Armstrong to New York City.

In addition to Armstrong, in New York Singleton played with Bubber Miley, Tommy Ladnier, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton and Otto Hardwick. He also played in the band backing Bill Robinson.

In 1934, Singleton returned to Chicago.

He returned to New York in 1937, working with Mezz Mezzrow and Sidney Bechet.

In 1943, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he led his own band, played for motion pictures, and was featured on Orson Welles' radio shows.

Later he worked with such jazz musicians as Slim Gaillard, Wingy Manone, Eddie Condon, Nappy Lamare, Art Hodes, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, and Max Kaminsky.

Singleton retired after suffering a stroke in 1970. He died in New York City in 1975.

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