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Billy Kyle (1914–1966)


A lesser-known pianist of the big band era, Billy Kyle began gigging with local bands while in his teens. In the early 1930's, he free-lanced in New York, then was resident pianist at the Memphis Club in Philadelphia. He first came to prominence as accompanist for vocalist Bon Bon Tunnell on radio station KYW. After a stint with the band of Lucky ... See full bio »

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When the Boys Meet the Girls Pianist with Louis Armstrong
(1965)
Die Nacht vor der Premiere Billy Kyle (piano)
(1959)
Satchmo the Great Himself - Billy Kyle
(1957)
BP Super Show Himself - Piano
(1963)

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 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Pianist with Louis Armstrong (uncredited)
 1959 Die Nacht vor der Premiere
Billy Kyle (piano)
 1956 High Society
Louis' Pianist (uncredited)
 1947 Sepia Cinderella
Pianist - John Kirby Sextet (uncredited)
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 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls (writer: "Throw it Out Your Mind")
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (performer: "Now You Has Jazz" - uncredited)
 1948 Boarding House Blues (writer: "THROW IT OUT OF YOUR MIND" - uncredited)
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 1965 Hallo Satchmo (Documentary short)
Himself
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series)
Himself - pianist
- Louis Armstrong (1965) ... Himself - pianist
 1965 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series)
Himself - Piano
- Satchmo (1965) ... Himself - Piano
 1964 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.94 (1964) ... Himself
 1963 BP Super Show (TV Series)
Himself - Piano
- Episode dated 13 April 1963 (1963) ... Himself - Piano
 1960 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Nat Gonella (1960) ... Himself
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special)
Himself - Pianist
 1957 Satchmo the Great (Documentary)
Himself - Billy Kyle
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Other Works:

Alive and Kicking (1950). Musical revue. Music by Hal Borne, Irma Jurist, Sammy Fain, Hoagy Carmichael and Harold J. Rome. Additional music by Sonny Burke, Leo Schumer and Ray Golden. Dance music by Billy Kyle. Sketches by Ray Golden, I.A.L. Diamond, Henry Morgan, Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Stein, Will Glickman and Michael Stuart.... See more »
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