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Earl 'Fatha' Hines (Earl Kenneth Hines)

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Duquesne, Pennsylvania, USA
Pianist, composer ("Everything Depends on You"), conductor and author educated at Schenley High School and in private piano study. He accompanied singers and was pianist for several instrumental groups, eventually forming his own band in Chicago in 1928, which he conducted into 1948 when he joined Louis Armstrong, remaining into 1951, thereafter touring Europe with Jack Teagarden into 1957. In San Francisco he led a band, making many records, and he gave weekly broadcasts for the US Treasury Department. Read more...

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