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Tate in 1972

Grady Tate (January 14, 1932 – October 8, 2017)[1] was an American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer. He was born in Durham, North Carolina. He was known with a distinctive baritone voice. In addition to his work as sideman, Tate has released many albums as leader and vocalist[1] as well as lent his voice to a number of songs in the animated Schoolhouse Rock! series.

Tate died on October 8, 2017 at his Manhattan, New York home at the age of 85.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ginell, Richard S. (January 14, 1932). "Allmusic Biography". Allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p9772. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  2. Chinen, Nate (October 10, 2017). "Grady Tate, Prodigious Jazz Drummer And Noted Vocalist, Dies At 85". NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/2017/10/10/556916456/grady-tate-prodigious-jazz-drummer-and-noted-vocalist-dies-at-85. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 

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