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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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Albums

The Blessing
The Blessing
HighNote Records
2010
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The Blessing
Cristal Records
2009
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Diamondhead
Diamondhead
HighNote Records
2009
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Diamondhead
Diamondhead
HighNote Records
2008
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Introducing David Newman
Introducing David...
Warner Bros.
2008
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Life
Life
HighNote Records
2007
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