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Blanche Dorothea Calloway Jones
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1902
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1978
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Jazz singer, bandleader and composer. Early female band leader in the 1930s, widely considered the first female leader of an all-male orchestra, and the older sister of entertainer Cab Calloway. She studied music at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) before dropping out to pursue a career in show business. Her big break came in 1923 when offered a part in a musical touring company. Her vocal talents quickly made her a spotlight entertainer, and she began working nightclubs across the country. In the mid- and late 1920s she recorded for Okeh and Vocalion, including a 1925 session with Louis Armstrong. She also worked with her brother. 
 
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Record added: Jun 28, 2013
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Blanche Dorothea <i>Calloway</i> Jones
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Blanche Dorothea <i>Calloway</i> Jones
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