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Abbey “Chinee Bébé” Foster (1902-1962) was a self-taught jazz drummer who played in Storyville with William Ridgley’s Tuxedo Orchestra, with Buddie Petit in the Eagle Band, and recorded with Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra in 1927. After years of retirement, he made a comeback with Punch Miller’s Band at Preservation Hall in 1961.

Interviews with Abbey Foster can be found here:
http://musicrising.tulane.edu/listen/detail/16/Abbey-Chinee-Foster-1960-06-29
http://musicrising.tulane.edu/listen/detail/17/Abbey-Chinee-Foster-1961-03-09

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