Real name: Davis Bartholomew
American bandleader, trumpeter, composer, producer and arranger.
He led his own band in 1946. In 1949, he became the A&R representative for Imperial in New Orleans and recorded his first session in the same year. In December 1949, he recorded a young pianist named Fats Domino performing 'The Fat Man', which launched Domino's career. Bartholomew wrote over 4000 songs.
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1998.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 (Non-Performer).