Hill, Tiny (actually, Thomas)

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Hill, Tiny (actually, Thomas)

Hill, Tiny (actually, Thomas), pop-jazz drummer, vocalist and bandleader; b. Sullivan, 111., July 19, 1906; d. Roanoke, Va., March 1972. He weighed more than 350 pounds and led a band described as “swinging cornball,” and was especially popular in the midwestern U.S. His best-known record was “Angry” which was used as a theme. He also had one of several hit versions of “Slowpoke” in 1952. He carried on working well into the 1960s, making dancers happy and offending no one.


Uncollected Tiny Hill and His Orch. (1944).

Music Master Jazz and Blues Catalogue /Lewis Porter