Bill Doggett (February 16, 1916 – November 13, 1996) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist.
He is best known for his tracks, "Honky Tonk" and "Hippy Dippy", and variously working with The Ink Spots, Johnny Otis, Wynonie Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Jordan….
July 21, 1958: Bill Doggett plays at the Flame Lounge, Detroit, Michigan...
Doggett’s first charted tune had been on Helen Humes’ 1945 Number Three R&B hit "Bee-Baba-Leba”…
But by the mid 1950s, he was hot on his own with:
"Honky Tonk" (King 4950) 1956 (#1 R&B/#2 Pop)
"Slow Walk" (King 5000) 1956 (#4 R&B/#26 Pop)
|R.I.P. BILL DOGGETT|
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