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Herb Jeffries

"The Bronze Buckaroo"
Herbert Jeffries or Jeffrey
Umberto Ballentino

Singer, Actor, Director, Writer, Composer

(1911 - )

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Herb Jeffries was a singing star with Earl “Fatha” Hines before he became the “Bronze Buckaroo,” starring in all-black Hollywood westerns as Herbert Jeffrey. He helped raise money to make the films in which he was billed as “The Singing Cowboy.” He made four films between 1937 and 1939 when Duke Ellington heard him at the Apollo Theater and hired him. His rich baritone and huge range made him a popular singer, and he stayed with the band until 1943. “Flamingo” became a nickname for him because of his rendition of that song. He is also closely associated with “Satin Doll,” and he introduced “Angel Eyes” with the band. In 1941 he appeared in the stage show Jump for Joy.

After service in WWII, Jeffries settled in France where he owned a nightclub. After returning to the U.S. he was in a plane accident in 1948. Pain from his injuries led him to study with the Indian spiritualist who founded the Self-Realization Fellowship and who taught him yoga and healing practices.

Jeffries still leads an active life, making public appearances to support school music programs and raise money for band instruments.

- Sandra Burlingame


The Blanton-Webster Band

Duke Ellington (Includes Herb Jeffries)



Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again

Herb Jeffries



Say It Isn't So

Herb Jeffries


The Four Winds and the Seven Seas

Herb Jeffries



The Duke at Fargo, 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition

Duke Ellington (Includes Herb Jeffries)



Herb Jeffries V.1

Herb Jeffries



Easy to Remember

Herb Jeffries, The Lou Levy Trio



Jamaica

Herb Jeffries
Reading and Viewing

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Herb Jeffries

Star Hawks Master Series #8

ACG Comics


Spencer Williams, Herb Jeffries, July Jones, The Four Tones, Lucius Brooks

Spencer Williams Collection - 4 Movies

Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

DVD


Spencer Williams, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Herb Jeffries, Tarzana

Race Movies: Harlem Rides the Range/Moon Over Harlem/Big Timers/Dirty Gertie From Harlem, USA

Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

DVD


Vintage Apollo Theater Rhythm and Blues Revue - Starrring Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Herb Jeffries, Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Little Buck, Nat ‘King' Cole, Cab Calloway and More

DVD


Herb Jeffries

A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story

AMS Pictures

DVD


Herb Jeffries

The Cherokee Kid (1996)

DVD


Sharon Kent, Rita Bennett (III), Lucky Kargo, Bunny Ware, Larry Reed (II), Johnnie Decker, Tempest Storm

The Love Cult / Mundo Depravados (1966)

DVD (Written and directed by Herb Jeffries)


Lionel Hampton, Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Freddie Robinson

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955) [Remastered Edition]

A2ZCDS.com

DVD


Herb Jeffries

Two-Gun Man From Harlem (1938)

VHS


Herb Jeffries

Bronze Buckaroo (1939)

VHS


Herb Jeffries

Harlem Rides the Range (1939)

VHS


Toni Cade Bambara, Robert Hall

Midnight Ramble - The Story of the Black Film Industry (1994)

VHS (Includes Herb Jeffries)


Alan Alda, Roddy McDowall, Debbie Reynolds, Herb Jeffries

Keepers of the Frame (1999)

VHS

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