- Oliver, Melvin James
- Battle Creek, Mich.
- New York, N.Y.
- found: Dorsey, T. Yes, indeed! [SR] p1990: container (Sy Oliver)
- found: Sy Oliver and his orchestra, 1993: t.p. (Sy Oliver) p. 1 (Melvin James "Sy" Oliver; b. 12-17-10 in Battle Creek, Mich.)
- found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Oliver, Sy (Melvin James); b. Dec. 17, 1910, Battle Creek, MI, d. May 28, 1988, New York; arranger and trumpeter)
- 1992-03-19: new
- 2016-08-05: revised