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us: Anderson, Ernestine

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Ernestine Irene
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1928-11-11
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-03-10
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Houston (Tex.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Seattle (Wash.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Lionel Hampton Allstar Big Band
        • Organization: (naf) Philip Morris Superband
        • Organization: (naf) Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Russell Jacquets Band
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz vocals
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Jazz singers
      • Sources

        • found: Big city [SR] p1983: labels (Ernestine Anderson) container (jazz singer)
        • found: Grove music online, Feb. 2, 2005: Jazz (Anderson, Ernestine (Irene); b. Nov. 11, 1928, Houston; American singer)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Anderson, Ernestine; jazz singer; born 11 November 1928 in Houston, Texas, United States; performed with Russell Jacquets band (1943); recording debut with Shifty Henry orchestra (1947); worked with Johnny Otis rhythm-and- blues revue (1947-1949); toured with Lionel Hampton big band (1952-1953); toured Scandinavia with the trumpeter Rolf Ericson group (1956); recorded her first album as a leader, Hot Cargo, with Harry Arnold orchestra in Sweden and released in America (1958); recorded for the Mercury label and worked regularly in the United States (1960s); bassist Ray Brown became her manager and arranged for her to be signed by the Concord label; recorded with Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Gene Harris, and George Shearing; worked with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Philip Morris Superband; her "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (which she recorded twice) became her trademark song (1980s))
        • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Mar. 18, 2016 (in obituary published Mar. 16: Ernestine Anderson; b. Ernestine Irene Anderson, Nov. 11, 1928, Houston; d. Thursday [Mar. 10, 2016], Seattle, aged 87; versatile jazz singer who recorded her most acclaimed albums after a self-imposed hiatus)
      • Change Notes

        • 1984-08-02: new
        • 2016-03-18: revised
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