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    Born in 1916 in Winter, Texas, Mike Simpson started with clarinet at age 12 and moved on to horns. Following high school bands (1932), Simpson joined the bands of Doc Ross, Chief Gonzales, Harry Diekman, and Art Kassel. He then studied in Chicago and New York, and in 1939 he joined Gene Krupa in Baltimore briefly until a falling out. He then went back to Chicago to study music. Simpson joined Jimmy McPartland and Jack Teagarden as well as performed at the Chicago Theater. At t... Read more

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