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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Somebody's Gotta Go - Cootie Williams & His Orchestra

Edward "Ed" Burke (January 13, 1909, Fulton, Ohio - April 19, 1988, East Elmhurst, New York) was an American jazz musician. Burke was adept at both violin and trombone, and played both professionally in jazz bands. He worked with Walter Barnes late in the 1920s, then with Cassino Simpson and Ed Carry in the early 1930s. He worked with Kenneth Anderson in 1934 before joining Erskine Tate's band through the end of 1935. Following a stint with Horace Henderson, he joined Earl Hines's band in 1938. In the 1940s he played with Walter Fuller and Coleman Hawkins, and later in the decade with Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams. In the early 1950s he joined Cab Calloway's band, then worked with Buddy Johnson a few years later. In the 1960s and 1970s Burke essentially went into retirement, though he occasionally played with musicians such as Lem Johnson and Wally Edwards. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

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