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Zez Confrey

Real Name:Edward Elzear Confrey
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American composer and pianist
Born April 3, 1895 in Peru, Illinois, USA.
Died November 22, 1971 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA.

Some of his most noted works were Stumbling, Kitten on the Keys and Dizzy Fingers.
He charted as a songwriter seven times in the U.S. between 1921-27, including three by him and his orchestra. He had a #1 as a songwriter with "Stumbling" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra in 1922. His song "Kitten on the Keys" by Zez & his orchestra hit #5 on the charts twice--in 1921 and 1922 (first on Brunswick then on Victor). "Stumbling" covers by Billy Murray hit #4, #7 by Ray Miller & His Orchestra, and #15 by The Broadway Dance Orchestra, all in 1922. "Dizzy Fingers" by Zez and his orchestra hit #15 in 1927.

Sites:findagrave.com , Wikipedia , loc.gov , adp.library.ucsb.edu
Aliases:Jimmy O'Keefe, VI Palmer
In Groups:Zez Confrey And His Orchestra
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