Put Yourself In My Place - Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra - Volume 1 (1938-1940)
Label: RCA - 730 708 • Series: Black And White Series - Vol. 26 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Mono • Country: France • Genre: Jazz, Blues •
Hawkins was named Smile - Various - Ladies First #2 Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay. Erskine Hawkins was named by his parents after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay who was rewarding parents with savings accounts for them for doing so.
In the late s Hawkins and his Orchestra were one of the house bands at the Savoy Ballroom. They alternated with the Chick Webb band, and often used Tuxedo Junction as their sign-off song before the next band would take the stage, so that the dancing would continue uninterrupted.
Hawkins also engaged in "battles of the bands" with such bandleaders as Glenn MillerDuke Ellingtonand Lionel Hampton.
In the mid s, he was transferred to the main RCA Victor label, recording many of his greatest hits for both labels during this decade. He remained with them until when he switched over to Coral Records. He continued to record for many years. Hawkins died at his home in Willingboro Township, New Jersey in Novemberafter a brief visit with his sister in Alabama before he was able to return to resume playing with his band at the Concord at the age of Inhe was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
On his final Sunday night radio show July 26, Malcolm Laycock celebrated the 95th anniversary of Hawkins' birth, by featuring music performed by Hawkins. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Erskine Hawkins. Retrieved 20 January Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved 4 August Put Yourself In My Place - Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra - Volume 1 (1938-1940) Memories.
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