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us: Anderson, Cat

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    • us: Anderson, William Alonzo
    • us: Anderson, Willie, 1916-1981
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Greenville (S.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Norwalk (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Carolina Cotton Pickers Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Sunset Royal Orchestra
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Trumpet players
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
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      • Sources

        • found: Ellington, D. Ellington showcase [SR] 195-?: container (Cat Anderson)
        • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Anderson, Cat (William Alonzo); b. Sept. 12, 1916, Greenville, SC, d. Apr. 29, 1981, Norwalk, CA; trumpeter)
        • found: Warm valley [SR] 1953?: label (Willie "The Cat" Anderson)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Anderson, Cat; William Alonzo Anderson Jr.; trumpeter, jazz musician; born 12 September 1916 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States; formed the cooperative Carolina Cotton Pickers, Florida (1933); his first lasting affiliation with the Sunset Royals (1936-1942); worked in the big bands of Lucky Millinder (1942-1944); joined Duke Ellington's orchestra (1944); led his own band until (1950; was a freelancer on the West Coast; guest soloist with the bassist Charles Mingus's group at the Newport Jazz Festival (1972); played with the trumpeter Bill Berry's big band; participated in a few reunions with Ellington's band and with Hampton's, including the album Lionel Hampton and His Jazz Giants' 77 (1977); recorded his own album, Cat Speaks (1977); died 29 April 1981 in Norwalk, California, United States)
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        • 1991-09-06: new
        • 2015-03-20: revised
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