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Wesley Prince
Died  30 October 1980, Los Angeles, California, United States
People also search for  Oscar Moore, Johnny Miller, Nat King Cole

Clarence Wesley "Wes" Prince (April 8, 1907 - 30 October 1980) was an American Jazz and R&B musician. He played the double bass.


Life and work

Prince was born in Pasadena, Los Angeles County. His father was a preacher, his brother was the jazz musician Henry Prince (who played in Les Hite) and he was a cousin of the R&B musician Peppy Prince.

Between 1938 and 1941, he played in a trio of the pianist and singer Nat King Cole with Oscar Moore. In addition, he participated in recordings of Louis Armstrong (1936) and King Perry (1946). Under his own name, he played several tracks for Excelsior Records. In the field of jazz, he was involved 1936-1946 to 29 recording sessions.

For Nate Cole, he wrote in 1940 the song "Gone with the Draft", the Gone with the then-popular Hollywood film Gone with the Wind as well as alluding to the fact that Cole escaped military service because of his flat feet of convocation. In August 1942, Wesley was drafted for military service In later years, he worked in the aviation industry.


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For Sentimental Reasons
I Wanna Be a Friend of Yours


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