Wilbur was born as Wilbur Blinco in 1898 at Leamington Spa. He became recording director for Dominion Records in 1928, but left Dominion shortly before its demise and became recording manager for the Crystalate Gramophone Record Manuracturing Company. With his own name and under many pseudonyms, his recordings appeared on a variety of labels including Imperial, Eclipse, Rex,and Crown.
Jay Wilbur and His Band performed extensively for Allied military servicemembers during World War II. He is known for recording established tunes while rendering them in foxtrot style. He was the third husband of the performer Ouida MacDermott.
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- For example, a 1934 rendition of "Just Awearyin' for You" w. Frank Lebby Stanton m. Carrie Jacobs-Bond: on YouTube 1934 foxtrot rendition (accessed 2011-04-04).
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