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Birth Year : 1900
Death Year : 1960
Boyd Atkins, born in Paducah, KY, was a saxophonist, violinist, and music composer; Louis Armstrong recorded his most famous song, "Heebie Jeebies." Atkins was reared in St. Louis and played with a number of bands and performers, including Dewey Jackson and Paducah, KY, native Fate Marable. He later moved to Chicago, where he led his own band. For more see "Boyd Atkins" in the Oxford Music Online Database; and E. Chadbourne, "Boyd Atkins Biography", an AOL Music website.
Subjects: Migration West, Musicians, Opera, Singers, Song Writers
Geographic Region: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky / Saint Louis, Missouri / Chicago, Illinois