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Stan Levey

Stan Levey, one of the strongest drummers of his generation, was born in Philadelphia in 1926. As a youngster, he showed promise as a boxer, and considered it briefly as a career, but music won out. He played in Philly with Dizzy Gillespie's group in 1942, at the tender age of 17. Soon after, he went to New York, where he and Dizzy worked on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker and Oscar Pettiford. He went on to play on over 1400 recordings and work with most of the big names in the music business at that time. For example: (this is the short list)

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Discography

This Time The Drum's...
Point Entertainment
2001
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Stanley The Steamer
Point Entertainment
1990
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Stanley The Steamer...
Point Entertainment
1978
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Grand Stan
Point Entertainment
1957
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Stan Levey Quintet
Point Entertainment
1957
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