Erskine Hawkins

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Erskine Hawkins (July 26, 1914—November 11, 1993) was a trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered as the composer of the jazz standard, "Tuxedo Junction" (1939), which became a popular hit during World War II. In 1978 Erskine Hawkins became one of the first five artists inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. He died in 1993 in Willingboro, New Jersey. Hawkins was an exact contemporary of another Birmingham jazz great, Sun Ra. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Erskine Hawkins (July 26, 1914—November 11, 1993) was a trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered as the composer of the jazz standard, "Tuxedo Junction" (1939), which became a popular hit during World War II. In 1978 Erskine Hawkins became one of the first five artists inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. He died in 1993 in Willingboro, New Jersey. Hawkins was an exact contemporary of another Birmingham jazz great, Sun Ra. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Tracks

Tuxedo Junction 1

Tuxedo Junction

Tippin' in 2

Tippin' in

After Hours 3

After Hours

Don't Cry Baby 4

Don't Cry Baby

Hawk's boogie 5

Hawk's boogie

Nona 6

Nona

Caldonia 7

Caldonia

Bear mash blues 8

Bear mash blues

Song of the Wanderer 9

Song of the Wanderer

Sneakin' Out 10

Sneakin' Out

Top Albums

Jukebox Hits 1940-1950
Jukebox Hits 1940-1950
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Bicycle Bounce
Bicycle Bounce
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Big Band: Swingin' Through the Night
Big Band: Swingin' Through the Night
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