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Erskine Hawkins

Born: 
07/26/1914
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Died: 
11/11/1993
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
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Erskine Ramsay Hawkins was an American trumpet player 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 #7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to #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.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/23/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/24/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/25/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/26/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/27/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/28/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 11/29/1934 Lafayette Theatre Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/25/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/26/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/27/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/28/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/29/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/30/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bama State Collegians w/ Erskine Hawkins 01/31/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/19/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/20/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/21/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/22/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/23/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/24/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 04/25/1935 Harlem Opera House Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 07/05/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 07/06/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 07/07/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Erskine Hawkins & the Bama State Collegians 07/08/1935 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA

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