Barrett Deems

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Barrett Deems performs with Louis Armstrong band and Velma Middleton in Oslo, Norway in 1955.

Barrett Deems (March 1, 1914 – September 15, 1998)[1] was an American swing drummer from Springfield, Illinois, United States.[2] He worked in bands led by Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Red Norvo, and Muggsy Spanier.[3]

Deems was married twice. He died of pneumonia in Chicago aged 84 in September 1998. He left behind his wife, Jane Johnson.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary; Barrett Deems"; The Times; 28 September 1998, p. 23
  2. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 664. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  3. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather; Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. p. 165. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.

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