From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Atkins, Boyd

(born: 1900  -  died: 1965) 

Boyd Atkins, born in Paducah, KY, was a saxophonist, violinist, and music composer. His most famous son was recorded by Louis Armstrong, "Heebie Jeebies." Atkins was grew up in St. Louis, MO. He 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. Boyd Atkins died March 1, 1965, according to the Cook County, Illinois Death Index. For more see "Boyd Atkins" in the Oxford Music Online Database.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Marable, Fate C.
NKAA Source: Heebie Jeebies (song)
NKAA Source: Oxford Music Online (database)

Related Entries Citing this Entry

NKAA Entry:  Kentucky African American Musicians in Illinois (Chicago)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Atkins, Boyd,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 18, 2019, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1844.

Last modified: 2018-12-20 18:00:44