Betty Roudebush

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b. c.1920, USA. A gifted pianist, Roudebush attracted nationwide attention in the mid-30s during a spell with the popular Ina Ray Hutton band. Jazz writer and broadcaster Sally Placksin reports that Roudebush’s…
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b. c.1920, USA. A gifted pianist, Roudebush attracted nationwide attention in the mid-30s during a spell with the popular Ina Ray Hutton band. Jazz writer and broadcaster Sally Placksin reports that Roudebush’s choruses were written up in DownBeat (no mean achievement for a woman in those days), and both trumpeter Jane Sager and Eddie Durham, the band’s arranger, spoke very highly of her. (N.B. Sometimes, her name is spelled Roudybush.)