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Dickerson, Roger Quincey "R. Q."

(born: 1898  -  died: 1951) 

Dickerson was born in Paducah, KY, and grew up in St. Louis. He played trumpet with several groups at the Cotton Club in New York, beginning with Robinson's Bostonians in the early 1920s and ending with Cab Calloway's Orchestra in 1931. Dickerson remained in New York as a cab driver. He can be heard playing on the recordings Early Black Swing, Prohibition Blues, and Riverboat Shuffle. For more see "R. Q. Dickerson" in Classic Jazz: the musicians and recordings that shaped jazz, 1895-1933, by S. Yanow; and in the Oxford Music Online Database.


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NKAA Source: Early Black swing (album)
NKAA Source: Prohibition blues (album)
NKAA Source: Riverboat shuffle (album)
NKAA Source: Classic Jazz. The Musicians And Recordings That Shaped Jazz, 1895-1933
NKAA Source: Oxford Music Online (database)

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