Andy Bey

Singer Andy Bey is one of this country's best-kept secrets as an interpreter of the American songbook. Born on Oct. 28, 1939, in Newark, N.J., Bey was self-taught at the piano, and by the age of 3 could play by ear (he did receive formal lessons in piano and singing later on).

In the early 1950s, Bey got his first real professional exposure with the television show “Startime,” with Connie Francis. He was with the show for five years. During this time (1953), he sang with Louis Jordan at the Apollo Theatre in New York. With the name Andy and the Bey Sisters, he worked for 10 years with his sisters Geraldine and Salome, touring internationally.

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Albums

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The World According...
CBS/Sony
2013
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Ain't Necessarily So
Ain't Necessarily So
12th Street Records
2008
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'Round Midnight
'Round Midnight
Prestige Records
2007
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Ain't Necessarily So
Ain't Necessarily So
12th Street Records
2007
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Experience And...
CBS/Sony
2005
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American Song
American Song
Savoy Jazz
2004
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