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) was an American swing drummer from Springfield, Illinois. He worked in bands led by Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Red Norvo, and Muggsy Spanier.[1]

Deems was married twice. He died of pneumonia in Chicago at the age of 85 in September 1998. He left behind his wife, Jane Johnson.[2]


  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather; Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. p. 165. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.
  2. ^ "Obituary; Barrett Deems"; The Times; 28 Sept. 1998, p. 23

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