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Jackie Pariswas the only vocalist, black or white, male or female, to tour as a regular member of the Charlie Parker Quintet
There was another "vocalist" who sang regularly with Bird: "Albino Red", the fake "black" trumpeter Red Rodney ... It's true, absolutely! Wikipedia quote: "As the only white member of the group he was billed as Albino Red when playing in the racially segregated southern United States." ... Where he crooned an incredibly advanced kind of "blues" ... LOL -- It's a pity that none of the obsessed fans was present and taped / waxed one of these shows. But since there are some "lost" recordings surfacing again and again, maybe we will have the pleasure some time with Red Rodney, singin' the blues. Maybe.
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