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Billy Banks (b. c. 1908; d. October 19, 1967, Tokyo, Japan) was an American jazz singer. Banks is most prominently remembered for being a successful female impersonator on record.

Banks recorded in 1932 with an all-star, multi-racial jazz lineup made up of Red Allen on trumpet, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Jess Stacy on piano, Zutty Singleton on drums, and Fats Waller, also on piano; most of the…

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  • He is streamable here, [album artist=Billy Banks/Jack Bland]Complete Jazz Series 1932[/album]. While your there, vote for the artist name correction to "Billy Banks", as that's the name on the album.
  • Such a great voice~ he reminds me hearing Lee Morse sing "Careless Love" for the first time, before I knew she was a woman.

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