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    Al Casey Biography

    American jazz guitarist. Casey, growing up in New York City, joined Thomas Fats Waller's band in the early 1930's, & worked with him until Waller's passing in 1943.

    He also worked with the likes of Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Pettiford, Earl Hines, & King Curtis.

    Joining the The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band in 1981, Al Casey remained active into his late 80's.

    **!Not to be confused with Al Casey (2), session guitarist, rockabilly artist,& Duane Eddy collaborator.

    born: September 15, 1915, Louisville, Kentucky (There are doubts about his real birth date, Eric B. Borgman states he may have been born in 1917)

    died: September 11, 2005, New York City, New York

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