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Born 9/1/29 in Pittsburgh, PA. Grassella started out in Pittsburgh playing with Ahmad Jamal, Tommy Turrentine and Joe Kennedy.

Grassella Oliphant & Sarah Vaughn
  • 1952, first important job with Ahmad Jamal
  • 1958-1960, with Sarah Vaughn
  • 1960-1963, drummer and manager for Gloria Lynne
  • 1965, 1st Album Grass Roots for Atlantic records
  • 1967, 2nd album Grass is Greener for Atlantic records
  • 19??, stopped playing live
  • 200?, started playing live again
  • 2005, Re-issue of both albums as a double LP on Collectables.

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