Grady Tate

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Tate in 1972

Grady Tate (January 14, 1932 – October 8, 2017)[1] was an American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer. He was born in Durham, North Carolina. He was known with a distinctive baritone voice. In addition to his work as sideman, Tate has released many albums as leader and vocalist[1] as well as lent his voice to a number of songs in the animated Schoolhouse Rock! series.

Tate died on October 8, 2017 at his Manhattan, New York home at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ginell, Richard S. (January 14, 1932). "Allmusic Biography". Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  2. Chinen, Nate (October 10, 2017). "Grady Tate, Prodigious Jazz Drummer And Noted Vocalist, Dies At 85". Retrieved October 10, 2017.

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