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Marable, Fate C.
Birth Year : 1890
Death Year : 1947
Fate C. Marable was born in Paducah, KY, the son of James and Lizzie L. Marable. He was a musical director, pianist, and riverboat calliope player. Fate Marable received his music training from his mother, who had taught music when she was a slave. In 1917, Marable formed the Kentucky Jazz Band with musicians from Paducah. He later formed the Jazz Maniacs, which included musician Louie Armstrong. Marable made two recordings in 1924: Frankie and Johnny and Pianoflage, both by Fate Marable's Society Syncopators. For more see American National Biography, ed. by J. A. Garraty and M. C. Carnes; Classic Jazz, by S. Yanow; and Fate Marable and Fate Marable's Society Syncopators at redhotjazz.com. View images and listen to Fate Marable's Society Syncopators - Frankie and Johnny (1924) on YouTube.

Subjects: Musicians, Opera, Singers, Song Writers
Geographic Region: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky



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