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Paul Williams: 1915-2002
Paul Williams
Saxophones, bandleader

Born: July 13, 1915 in Lewisburg, Tennessee
Died: September 14, 2002 in New York City, New York

Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams

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Williams

Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams gained national fame in the late 1940s with his jump-style band, notably through his very successful recording The Huckle Buck (1948). He was featured mainly on baritone saxophone on these recordings (mostly for Savoy), but also played alto. His band later became the house band on the television series Showtime at the Apollo.

He directed the band of soul singer James Brown in the early 1960s, but later gave up music for a time. He opened a booking agency in New York in 1968.


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With 1 reader comment, posted February 17, 2011