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us: Blythe, Jimmy, -1931


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  • Variants

    • us: Blythe, James Louis, -1931
    • us: Blythe, Jimmie, -1931
    • us: Blythe, Jimmy, d. 1931
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1901-05-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1931-06-14
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Lexington (Ky.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Paramount Music Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Columbia Music Roll Company
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Pianists
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Band directors
        • Related Terms

          • us: Jimmy Blythe's Washboard Band
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Blythe, Jimmy, d. 1931Blythe, Jimmy,d. 1931
        • Sources

          • found: Messin' around [SR] between 1977 and 1979 (a.e.) labels (Jimmy Blythe) insert (Jimmie Blythe; full name James Louis Blythe; b. Lexington, Ky.; d. Chicago, 6/14/31, barely 30; jazz pianist)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 08, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blythe Jimmy; James Louis Blythe; pianist, composer / arranger, bandleader; born 20 May 1901 in Keene, Kentucky, United States; recorded around three hundred rolls for the Columbia Music Roll Company (1920's); popular songs include, Barney Google and Bow to Your Papa (1920's); began making phonograph records, initially for the Paramount label (1924); recorded with the State Street Ramblers on Gennett some of the most famous issues (1927-1931); the Chicago Stomps, recorded for Paramount and on piano roll (and published by Christensen), is the earliest known boogie-woogie composition (1924); most enduring song was probably Mecca Flat Blues, co-composed with Robinson; recorded and composed with Alex Robinson; known as the most prolific and creative artist of the time (1920's-1930's); died 21 June 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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          • 1981-07-17: new
          • 2015-11-29: revised
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