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David "Fathead" Newman

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 24, 1933 | Died: January 20, 2009    

David "Fathead" Newman

David “Fathead” Newman was born in Corsicana, Texas on February 24, 1933. His family soon moved to Dallas, where they settled and David stayed through graduating Lincoln High School. After school, David found gigs in local bands. He received a scholarship to Jarvis Christian College where he studied theology and music.

After two years of college, David decided to go on the road full time with Buster Smith (Charlie Parker's mentor). The band played lots of one-nighters and dance halls, touring Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and sometimes California. On one of those tours, David met Ray Charles....
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  • The Blessing

    HighNote Records
    2010
  • The Blessing

    Cristal Records
    2009
  • Diamondhead

    HighNote Records
    2009
  • Diamondhead

    HighNote Records
    2008
  • Introducing David Newman

    Warner Bros.
    2008
  • Life

    HighNote Records
    2007
  • I Remember Brother Ray

    HighNote Records
    2005
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