Note(s)David Albert (Panama) Francis, also known as Dave Francis (b. 1918) was an American drummer and bandleader active in California and New York. He toured and recorded with Cab Calloway's band, with whom he made three short films. After leading a six-piece band in Montevideo, Uruguay (1953), Francis worked for a decade as a studio musician in New York, recording (often uncredited) with a number of rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll groups and singers. He also played on weekends with Conrad Janis' Dixieland band, and in 1963 he began a five-year tour with singer Dinah Shore. He appeared in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972). He performed, toured, and recorded through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1994 he joined the Statesmen of Jazz, and appears in their self-titled video (1994).
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