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us: Cobb, Arnett, 1918-1989

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    • us: Cobb, Arnett Cleophus, 1918-
    • us: Cobbs, Arnette Cleophus, 1918-1989
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1918-08-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1989-03-24
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Houston (Tex.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Houston (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Saxophonists
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Cobb, Arnett Cleophus, 1918-Cobb, Arnett Cleophus,1918-
      • Sources

        • found: Demeusy, B. Arnett Cobb, 1962.
        • found: New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Cobb(s), Arnett(e Cleophus); b. Aug. 10, 1918, Houston, d. Mar. 24, 1989, Houston; tenor saxophonist)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cobb, Arnett Cleophus; jazz musician, saxophonist; born 10 August 1918 in Houston, Texas, United States; took lessons on violin, trumpet, and C-melody saxophone; when he found himself as the only violinist in an eighty-piece brass band at Phillis Wheatley High School, he switched to tenor saxophone so he could be heard; worked in Texas as a teenager with the bands of Frank Davis (touring Texas and Louisiana in the summer of 1933) and Chester Boone (1933-1936); was as a member of the legendary (and unfortunately unrecorded) Milt Larkin Orchestra (1936-1942); made a successful comeback (1951) and had a hardworking combo for five years; helped the pianist Red Garland, the comedian Redd Foxx, and the singers Jackie Wilson and Arthur Prysock early in their careers; he also had James Brown as his opening act, which helped lead to Brown's later fame; a concert at Town Hall in New York with Illinois Jacquet (1973) led him making a comeback on the national jazz scene; died 24 March 1989 in Houston, Texas, United States)
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