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Erskine Hawkins

American trumpeter and big band leader

Erskine Hawkins

American trumpeter and big band leader
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birthday
26th
July, 1914
Death
11th
November, 1993
Birth Place
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpeter and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed “The 20th Century Gabriel”. He is most remembered for composing the jazz standard “Tuxedo Junction” (1939) with saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. The song became a popular hit during World War II, rising to No. 7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to No. 1 nationally (version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra). Vocalists who were featured with Erskine’s orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown, and Della Reese. Hawkins was named after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay.

instruments played
trumpet
Birth Name

Erskine Ramsay Hawkins

Genres

Jazz, blues

Website
Years Active

1930s 1980s

Name

Erskine Hawkins

Nationality

United States of America

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