The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Off Into The Sunset The black singing cowboy Herb Jeffries sang a Duke Ellington hit and appeared in 1930s westerns like Harlem Rides the Range and The Bronze Buckaroo.
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The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Off Into The Sunset

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The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Off Into The Sunset

The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Off Into The Sunset

The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Off Into The Sunset

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The smooth baritone Herb Jeffries, who recorded the 1940 hit "Flamingo" with the Duke Ellington orchestra, was also the first black singing cowboy on the silver screen, nicknamed the Bronze Buckaroo. Herb Jeffries died Sunday at age of about 100. His exact age is uncertain. Terry Gross spoke with Herb Jeffries in 1995.