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us: Lunceford, Jimmie



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    • us: Lunceford, James Melvin
    • us: Lunceford, Jimmie, 1902-1947
    • us: Lunceford, Jimmy
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    • found: His Runnin' a temperature [SR] p1986: labels (Jimmie Lunceford, leader and arranger)
    • found: His Jimmie Lunceford and his Harlem Express [SR] p1985: label (Jimmie Lunceford) container (b. 6-6-02 in Fulton, Miss.; d. 7-12-47 in Oregon)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Lunceford, Jimmie (Jimmy; James Melvin); b. June 6, 1902, Fulton, MO, d. July 12, 1947, Seaside OR; bandleader)
    • found: Lunceford, J. Jimmie Lunceford, vol. 2 [SR] 1969: label (Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lunceford, Jimmie; James Melvin Lunceford; jazz musician, bandleader, composer, arranger; born 06 June, 1902 in Fulton, Missouri; United States; studied reed instruments, flute, guitar, trombone with Wilberforce James Whiteman, in Denver, Colorado; attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, played basketball, football, track; received BA in Music Education (c. 1926); took graduate courses, City College, New York; taught physical education, music in Manassa High School; organized jazz band, Memphis (1926); had concerts in Lakeside, Ohio, in summers (1928-1929); broadcasted on WREC, Silver Slipper nightclub; recorded as Chickasaw Syncopators (1930); created Lunceford Artists, Inc., managing orchestras; first well-received recordings were: White Heat, Jazznocracy, New York (1933); organized a Scandinavian tour (1937); hit record, version of What's Your Story, Morning Glory? (1940); died 1947 in Seaside, Oregon, United States)
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    • 1987-10-15: new
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