Update Ernie Andrews + Follow

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: December 25, 1927

Ernie Andrews has a raw vitality that communicates instantly, he exudes a “reach 'em by preachin'” energy, influenced by his gospel roots. Born Christmas day in Philadelphia, his early years were spent in his mother's Baptist Church. In his early teens, his family moved to Los Angeles, where he studied drums at Jefferson High School and continued singing.

He was discovered by songwriter Joe Greene in 1947, when he won an amateur show at the Lincoln Theatre on Central Avenue in Los Angeles. Greene was so impressed that he immediately took Andrews into the studio to record at age 17. With a 300,000 seller hit, “Soothe Me” with “Wrap It Up And Put It Away” on the flip side, Ernie Andrews became a singer to be reckoned with. In 1953, he had another big record with “Make Me A Present of You” with Benny Carter. By this time, Andrews was working at home and out of town playing clubs, concerts and “after-hours” rooms....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Ernie Andrews

Music

Featured recording “How About Me”

How About Me

HighNote Records
2006
  • BUY

    This is Ernie Andrews

    Verve Music Group
    2006
  • BUY

    How About Me

    HighNote Records
    2006
  • BUY

    Sings From The Heart

    JVC
    1981
  • BUY

    Hear Me Now!

    JVC
    1979
  • BUY

    Travelin' Light

    JVC
    1975
  • BUY

    Where Were You / What Do I See In The Girl

    JVC
    1965
  • BUY

    I Don't Want To See You Cry Anymore / The Dog, The Cat And Me

    JVC
    0
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Watch More Videos

Events

There are no Ernie Andrews events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.

Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 2,517
Views: 7,802
Fans: 1
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Ernie Andrews profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Ernie Andrews musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.