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Harry "Doc" Bagby
During the 1930s while still a teenager he played at many house parties and became a requested musician. During the 1940s he started up his own orchestra which lasted until he was drafted into military service. Post 1945, he managed a record store and soon after was working for Gotham Records. As its music director he produced numerous records.
 
Prior to coming on board as a staff member for Gotham Records, Bagby added his piano and organ to recording sessions for the label. One singer that Bagby and his group backed on a few recordings was Doris Browne. In 1953, Bagby and his group backed her on several singles. In 1957, he released the album Honky Tonk in Silk on the Epic label. In 1964, his single "Rubberneck" was released on the Vim label. He released many other singles on an assortment of labels. Harry died in September 1970.
 
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Discography
Gospel Train
Mercury MG 20201
released 1956
recorded July 1956 in USA
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, vocals, guitar
Ernest Hayes, piano
Doc Bagby, organ
Earnest Richardson, guitar
Lloyd Trottman, bass
Panama Francis, drums
Harmonizing Four, vocals
Battle Of The Organs
Sing 631 (a compilation of formerly issued King recordings)
released 1959
recorded April and August 1955 in Cincinatti/USA
track 01 - 06:
Doc Bagby, organ
Eddie Davis, tenor sax
Clifford Bush, guitar
Charlie Rice, drums

track 07 - 12:
Luis Rivera, organ
Bill Haither, tenor sax
Ulysses Livingstone, guitar
Gene Wright, bass
Calvin Ponder, bass
Albert Bartee, drums
A Place In The Sun
Current Records 475
released 1967
Doc Bagby, organ
Nate Stokes, guitar
Jimmy Lewis, bass
Panama Francis, drums, percussion
Don Gardner, drums, vocals
Gil De Leon, congas
Eddie's Function
Affinity AFF 153
released 1986
recorded febr 1956 in New York/USA
Eddie Davis, tenor sax
Doc Bagby, organ
Charlie Rice, drums
The Henry Glover Story
Rhythm and Blues Records RANDB0200
compilation
Henry Glover, trumpet
Doc Bagby, organ
Bill Doggett, organ
Ernie Hayes, organ
various artists
Smooth Organ Groove Organ
Jasmine Records 604988 02752 5
compilation
Doc Bagby, organ
Billy Butler, guitar
Billy Bagby, drums

 
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