Bela Rubinovic a.k.a. Mr. Billy Rubin is the most underrated composer and bass player in Jazz-History. He was a talented arranger who wrote special scores that took advantage of the three-minute limitations of the 78 rpm records. But more than all these things, he was a real character whose spirit shines brightly through history, like his diamond studded smile. As a teenager Bela Rubinovic worked in the whorehouses of Storyville as a piano player. From 1914 to 1927 Bela rambled around the South. He worked as a gambler, pool shark, pimp, vaudeville comedian and as a bass player.