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Carroll, Robert "Bob"

(born: 1905  -  died: 1952) 

Carroll, born in Louisville, KY, was a tenor saxophonist who played with the Kentucky Derbies and Jonah Jones' first band, Tinsley's Royal Aces; both were bands in Louisville, KY. Carroll later joined Benny Carter's band in the 1920s and played at the Arcadia Ballroom in New York. In 1934, he was a soloist with Don Redman's band and was in the film short, Don Redman and his Orchestra. Carroll played on a number of recordings with various bands, including that of Fats Waller. Carroll was an army veteran, having served during World War II. For more see Robert Carroll, an website; a picture of Tinsley's Royal Aces on p. 163 in The World of Swing, by S. Dance; and "Bob Carroll" in the Oxford Music Online Database.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Jones, Robert E. "Jonah"
NKAA Source: Don Redmon and his Orchestra (film short)
NKAA Source: The World of swing
NKAA Source: Oxford Music Online (database)

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