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Arthur James "Zutty" Singleton
Birth: May 14, 1898
Death: Jul. 14, 1975
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Musician. Born in Bunkie, Louisiana, he was one of the most influential drummers of early Jazz. He is credited for pioneering the use of brushes, drum solos in Jazz and had some of the best technique of the era. After serving in the US Army during World War I, he began his career playing in bands with Papa Celestin, Charlie Creath, Doc Cooke, Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines. During the 1930s, he was a fixture in the Chicago jazz scene recording and performing with artist to include Carroll Dickerson, Roy Eldridge, Mezz Mezzrow and Sidney Bechet. In 1941, he moved to Los Angeles, where he led and played in a series of bands until he retired in 1970. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Inscription:
MA/1C US NAVY
WORLD WAR I
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 3D, Grave 2479
GPS (lat/lon): 40.76255, -73.39859
 
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Record added: Sep 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6754603
Arthur James Zutty Singleton
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Arthur James Zutty Singleton
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- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014

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