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us: Blanton, Jimmy, 1918-1942

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    • us: Blanton, Jimmie, -1942
    • us: Blanton, Jimmy, d. 1942
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        (naf) Chattanooga (Tenn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Duarte (Calif.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) East Tennessee State College
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
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          (lcsh) Bass guitarists
            (lcsh) Jazz musicians
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            Blanton, Jimmy, d. 1942Blanton, Jimmy,d. 1942
        • Sources

          • found: Ellington, D. This one's for Blanton [SR] 1988, p1975: container (Jimmy Blanton; d. summer of 1942 at the age of 21)
          • found: Nash, R. The solo vocabulary of jazz bassist Jimmie Blanton, 1999: p. 5 (b. James H. Blanton Jr., Oct. 5, 1918, Chattanooga, Tenn.) p. 6 (d. July 5, 1942 of tuberculosis, in Calif.; buried in Chattanooga)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blanton, Jimmy; James Blanton; bassist, jazz musician; born 18 Nov. 1918 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States; attended Tennessee State College (1934-1937); played with the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra and Fate Marable's Mississippi riverboat bands (1937); was asked by Duke Ellington to join the Ellington orchestra (1939); along with tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, contributed to a revitalization of the Ellington orchestra, recording six bass and piano duets with Ellington; played at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem in jam sessions crucial in the development of bop style; regarded as the leading bass player in jazz; died 30 July 1942 in Duarte, California, United States)
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          • 1988-07-20: new
          • 2015-04-02: revised
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