Doc Cheatham

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Birthday
13, 1905
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jun 2, 1997 (91)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1905
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jun 2, 1997 (91)

About

Jazz trumpeter who toured for decades with music groups led by Chick Webb, Cab Calloway, Teddy Hill, and Benny Goodman. He also produced some solo work in between those engagements.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he was inspired by the jazz and dixieland music of King Oliver.

Trivia

He created some his best works in his later life, taking up singing when he was in his seventies.

Family Life

He was born Adolphus Anthony Cheatham in Nashville, Tennessee.

Associated With

A lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, he based a good deal of his music on Armstrong's sound.