American jazz pianist
Earl Hines was a highly influential jazz musician. His career spanned several decades. In 1927-28, Earl Hines and Louis Armstrong played together in the Hot Fives band. Later he ran a very successful orchestra in the Swing era right through to the end of the 1940s.
Some of his early songs included "Weather Bird", "West End Blues", "Blues in Thirds", "A Monday Date," "Stowaway, "Chimes in Blues," "Fifty-Seven," "The Father's Getaway", "Rosetta", and "Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues".
Earl Hines performs for Private Charles Carpenter, songwriter and manager of the Hines orchestra, at Camp Lee during the Second World War
In this photo Earl Hines is second from the right. All the people present are (from the left) Jack Teagarden, Sandy DeSantis, Velma Middleton, Fraser MacPherson, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Earl Hines, and Barney Bigard. This photo was taken at the Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, on March 17, 1951
(Photo: Courtesy of the Fraser MacPherson estate c/o Guy MacPherson )
Author: David Paul Wagner
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