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Kenny (Pancho) Hagood; Jazz Singer and Balladeer

November 14, 1989

Kenny (Pancho) Hagood, 62, a Detroit-born ballad and jazz singer probably best known for his rendition of "Darn That Dream," the lone vocal on the 1950 Miles Davis album "Birth of the Cool." Hagood toured Europe and the United States for a few years in the late 1940s with Dizzy Gillespie's band and also recorded Gillespie's theme song, "I Waited for You." Times jazz critic Leonard Feather remembered him as "one of the better singers in the Billy Eckstine tradition." In Detroit on Wednesday of cancer.

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