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us: Davis, Eddie, 1922-1986

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    • us: Davis, Lockjaw, 1922-1986
    • us: Davis, Eddie Lockjaw, 1922-1986
    • us: Davis, Edward, 1922-1986
    • us: Lockjaw, 1922-1986
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1922-03-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1986-11-03
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Culver City (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Shaw Artists Corporation
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      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Saxophonists
              (lcsh) Entertainers
                (lcsh) Concert agents
            • Sources

              • found: Lock, the Fox. [Phonodisc] 1966.
              • found: His Save your love for me [SR] p1988: labels (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis) container (d. at age 65)
              • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Davis, Eddie "Lockjaw" (Davis, Eddie (Edward); Lockjaw); b. Mar. 2, 1922, New York, d. Nov. 3, 1986, Culver City, CA; tenor saxophonist)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Davis, Eddie Lockjaw; born 02 March 1922 in New York, New York, United States; jazz musician, saxophonist; decided drummers and saxophonists had the greatest fame and finest women, the drums being cumbersome, he bought a saxophone; self-taught, he was playing at Monroe's Uptown House eight months later; at his first session as a leader in May 1946, the Savoy record producer Bod Shad named one of the performances Lockjaw, hence his nickname and the subsequent affectionate abbreviations Lock and Jaws; from this period (4 February 1958 to 1 February 1959) came his greatest series of albums, collectively called The Eddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook; he saw too many musicians growing old and still having to endure long hours and difficult travel to survive; seeking an alternative, he withdrew from performance in June 1963 to act as a booking agent with Shaw Artists Corporation; died 03 November 1986 in Culver City, California, United States)
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