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Singer Bill Henderson Dies at 90

Recorded with Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver; was also successful actor

Bill Henderson

Vocalist Bill Henderson died of natural causes in Los Angeles on April 3, according to an official press release from his music publisher. In addition to his career in jazz, Henderson was also a successful actor. He was 90.

Born in Chicago on March 19, 1926, William Randall Henderson began singing at age 4. His career in music began in earnest during the 1950s, when he worked with Ramsey Lewis and other artists. Lewis was featured on Henderson’s debut album cut for Vee-Jay in 1958, Bill Henderson Sings. That same year, Henderson recorded the single “Señor Blues” with pianist Horace Silver, for Blue Note.

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