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us: Lunceford, Jimmie

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    • us: Lunceford, James Melvin
    • us: Lunceford, Jimmie, 1902-1947
    • us: Lunceford, Jimmy
  • Additional Information

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Fulton (Mo.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Seaside (Or.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York. City College
        • Organization: (naf) Chickasaw Syncopators
        • Organization: (naf) Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Arrangers (Musicians)
          • Related Terms

            • us: Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
          • Sources

            • 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)
          • Change Notes

            • 1987-10-15: new
            • 2015-04-26: revised
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