Marable, Fate C.(born: 1890 - died: 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; he received his music training from his mother, who had taught music when she was a slave.
In 1917, Fate 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 The Red Hot Jazz Archives. You can also view images and listen to Fate Marable's Society Syncopators - Frankie and Johnny (1924) at dailymotion.com.