Erskine Hawkins

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    Big John's SpecialErskine Hawkins
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    Tuxedo Junction (1989 Remastered)Erskine Hawkins
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    After Hours (Digitally Mastered - September 1991)Erskine Hawkins
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    Easy Rider (Remastered 1989)Erskine Hawkins
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    Don't Cry Baby (Digitally Mastered - September 1991)Erskine Hawkins

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        A talented high-note trumpeter and a popular bandleader, Erskine Hawkins was nicknamed "the 20th Century Gabriel." He learned drums and trombone before switching to trumpet when he was 13. While attending the Alabama State Teachers College, he became the leader of the college band, the 'Bama State Collegians. They went to New York in 1934, became the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, started making records in 1936, and by 1938 were quite successful. With Hawkins and Dud Bascomb sharing... Read more

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