Billy Strayhorn

Real Name:
William Thomas Strayhorn
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Born: November 29, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio.
Died: May 31, 1967 in New York City.

Billy Strayhorn was an African-American composer, pianist and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington lasting two decades. The composition most closely associated with Strayhorn is "Lush Life". Strayhorn was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
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Albums

N° 2, L.D. 003 Mercer Records Presents The Billy Strayhorn Trio — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn - Mercer Records Presents The Billy Strayhorn Trio (Album) Mercer Records, Mercer Records N° 2, L.D. 003 France 1951 Sell This Version
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CL 1597 Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Grieg*, Ellington* / Strayhorn* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Grieg*, Ellington* / Strayhorn* - Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday (Album) Columbia CL 1597 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
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CL 1541 The Nutcracker Suite — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington*, Strayhorn*, Tchaikovsky* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington*, Strayhorn*, Tchaikovsky* - The Nutcracker Suite (Album) Columbia CL 1541 US 1960 Sell This Version
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V-8452 Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra — Billy Strayhorn Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn - Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (Album) Verve Records V-8452 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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UAJ 14010 The Peaceful Side — Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn The Peaceful Side (Album, Comp) United Artists Jazz UAJ 14010 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
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SRCP 3001 !!!Live!!! — Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn !!!Live!!! (Comp, Album) Roulette SRCP 3001 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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CJ-326 Plays The Music Of Billy Strayhorn — Billy Strayhorn Marian McPartland - Billy Strayhorn Marian McPartland - Billy Strayhorn - Plays The Music Of Billy Strayhorn(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-326 US 1987 Sell This Version
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845 707-2 Songbook — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Songbook (Comp) Verve Records 845 707-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
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PSCD 84 A Swedish Tribute To Duke — Billy Strayhorn Mercer Ellington, Mikael Råberg, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, Billy Strayhorn, Nils Lindberg, Bosse Broberg, Bengt-Arne Wallin Mercer Ellington, Mikael Råberg, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, Billy Strayhorn, Nils Lindberg, Bosse Broberg, Bengt-Arne Wallin - A Swedish Tribute To Duke(2xCD, Album) Phono Suecia PSCD 84 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
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7243 8 73550 2 6 Lush Life — Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn Lush Life (Album, Comp) Blue Note 7243 8 73550 2 6 US 2007 Sell This Version
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HMU 907493 The Nutcracker Suites — Billy Strayhorn Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky*, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn ; Harmonie Ensemble/New York*, Steven Richman Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky*, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn ; Harmonie Ensemble/New York*, Steven Richman - The Nutcracker Suites(CD, Album) Harmonia Mundi USA HMU 907493 US 2013 Sell This Version
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606373 Anatomy Of A Murder — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Anatomy Of A Murder (Album) Soundtrack Factory 606373 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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CVLD268 Lush Music — Billy Strayhorn New Project Jazz Orchestra*, Billy Strayhorn New Project Jazz Orchestra*, Billy Strayhorn - Lush Music(CD, Album) Velut Luna CVLD268 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

JH 1015 Bang-Up Blues / C Jam Blues — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Bang-Up Blues / C Jam Blues(Shellac, 10") Music JH 1015 Italy 1951 Sell This Version
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EPV 1051 Piano Duets With Joe Schulman — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets With Joe Schulman(7", EP) Vogue Productions EPV 1051 UK 1955 Sell This Version
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EPL. 7185 Présentent Leurs Piano Duets — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington et Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington et Billy Strayhorn - Présentent Leurs Piano Duets(7", EP) Vogue Productions EPL. 7185 France 1955 Sell This Version
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JP-14502 Workin' Blues & Jail Blues / The Blues At Sundown — Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn Workin' Blues & Jail Blues / The Blues At Sundown(7", Promo) Contact (6) JP-14502 US 1964 Sell This Version
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J.S. 638 Cotton Tail / Flamingo — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Cotton Tail / Flamingo Music J.S. 638 France Unknown Sell This Version
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J.S. 758 In A Blue Summer Garden / Great Times — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - In A Blue Summer Garden / Great Times(Shellac, 10", RE) Jazz Selection J.S. 758 France Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

RM 475 Great Times! — Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn - Great Times! (Comp, Album) Riverside Records RM 475 US 1963 Sell This Version
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9045-121 Johnny Dankworth / Billy Strayhorn — Billy Strayhorn Johnny Dankworth* / Billy Strayhorn Johnny Dankworth* / Billy Strayhorn - Johnny Dankworth / Billy Strayhorn (Comp) Roulette 9045-121 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
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RAD 15013/14 Echoes Of An Era — Billy Strayhorn Count Basie / Billy Strayhorn Count Basie / Billy Strayhorn - Echoes Of An Era(2xLP, Comp) Roulette RAD 15013/14 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
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JAZZ9 Great Arrangers And Composers — Billy Strayhorn Redman*, Strayhorn*, Lewis*, Hancock* Redman*, Strayhorn*, Lewis*, Hancock* - Great Arrangers And Composers(4xLP, Comp + Box) The Franklin Mint Record Society JAZZ9 US 1984 Sell This Version
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2MJP 1055 Billy Strayhorn — Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn(LP, Comp) Musica Jazz 2MJP 1055 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
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472206 2 Lush Life — Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn Lush Life (Comp) Red Baron 472206 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version