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Black Singing Cowboy Herb Jeffries.

Singer/Actor Herb Jeffries. In the late 1930's he became the first and only black singing cowboy on the silver screen. Then in the late 1940's he sang with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. At 83, Jeffries has recently recorded his western songs for the first time on an album - "The Bronze Buckaroo (Rides Again)" (Warner). Included on this album are highlights from his work with Earl Hines (who discovered him) and Ellington, including "Flamingo" and the original version of "You, You Darlin."


Other segments from the episode on July 24, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 24, 1995: Interview with Robert Jay Lifton; Interview with Herb Jeffries; Review of Charles Willeford's book "Wild Wives and the High Priest of California."


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