1951

FLAMINGO * EARL BOSTIC * ODEON 29104 * G

When it was originally issued on King 4475 Flamingo reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts. It was issued in Great Britain in 1956 on Vogue 2145, the above is German issue from around the same time. Eugene Earl Bostic was born 1913 in Tulsa, and moved to New York in 1938, where he cut his debut recording with Lionel Hampton in 1939. Not long after his first big hit, Temptation on Gotham, he signed for King. He died in 1965.


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