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Young, Eldee

Young, Eldee, acoustic, cello and electric bass, vocalist; b. Chicago, IL, 7 January 1936. He studied at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL. He's formerly been with The Ramsey Lewis Trio and Young-Hold Unlimited as co-leader. performances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre - New York; Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival - Montreux, Switzerland; Longhorn Jazz Festival; Pori, Finland; Mexico City, nightclub, theater and college appearances all over the U.S. and Canada. He's performed with Nancy Wilson, Oscar Brown Jr., Joe Williams, T-Bone Walker, Joe Turner, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington and many others.

Recordings:
The Ramsey Lewis Trio up to 1965; Young-Holt Unlimited; Various recordings with such artists as James Moody, Sonny Stitts and others; Gold records received for "The In Crowd" and "Hang on Sloopy" with the Ramsey Lewis Trio.  "The Soulful Strut" With Young-Holt Unlimited.  Total of one gold album and three gold 45's.

Films and broadcasts:
He's appeared and performed on network and local television, major movie productions and radio.  Television appearances include Fred Astaire's last television special. Concert

Awards:
Recognition awards include those received from Downbeat, Record World and Playboy Magazines.  Also honorary citizenship to the city of New Orleans, La and Artistic Excellence 2001-Compass of Singapore Award.

Contact information:
11514 South Loomis
Chicago, Illinois 60643
Phone: (773) 264-8040
Fax: (773) 264-5346
Email: EldeeYoung@AOL.com

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