Phil Stephens

Profile:
American jazz bassist and tuba player born in Atlanta. His nickname was Phil 'The Chief' Stephens, which he was rewarded by Tommy Dorsey. With Dorsey, he toured at the beginning of his musical career in the late 1930's. He performed for more than 30 years and recorded together with e.g. Bobby Hackett, Hoagy Carmichael and David Rose.
He recorded with the best-known singers of his time as Bing Crosby and Dean Martin (e.g. 'Memories are made of this'). He was also part of the orchestra, performing at the opening of Disneyland.
Stephens died May 29, 1996 in the Los Angeles area.
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PLE 822, PLE-822 Phil Stephens - Coast Concert album art Bobby Hackett And His Jazz Band Featuring Jack Teagarden, Matty Matlock, Abe Lincoln, Nick Fatool, Phil Stevens*, Nappy Lamare, Don Owens Bobby Hackett And His Jazz Band Featuring Jack Teagarden, Matty Matlock, Abe Lincoln, Nick Fatool, Phil Stevens*, Nappy Lamare, Don Owens - Coast Concert(LP, Album, Mono, Club) Light Music Club, World Record Club PLE 822, PLE-822 Australia 1962 Sell This Version