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Dameron, Tadd, 1917-1965

LC control no.n 92018429
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LC classificationML410.D147 Biography
Personal name headingDameron, Tadd, 1917-1965
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Variant(s)Dameron, Tad, 1917-1965
Dameron, Tadley Ewing, 1917-1965
Peake, Tadley Ewing, 1917-1965
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1917-02-21
Death date1965-03-08
Place of birthCleveland (Ohio)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationOberlin College
Rockets (Musical group : Harlan Leonard)
Bab's Three Bips and a Bop
Freddy Webster's band
Bull Moose Jackson's rhythm-and-blues band
Profession or occupationComposers
Arrangers (Musicians)
Jazz musicians
Found inBig bags, p1989: container (Tadd Dameron)
Tadd, 1998: t.p. (Tadley Ewing Dameron) jkt., front flap (Tadd Dameron; b. Tadley Ewing Peake, Feb. 21, 1917, Cleveland; d. March 8, 1965, New York; jazz musician: composer, arranger, pianist)
Babs' 3 Bips and a Bop. Oop-pop-a-da [SR] 1947: label (Tad Dameron)
American National Biography Online, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dameron, Tadd; Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron; bandleader, composer/ arranger, jazz musician; born 21 February 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States; attended Oberlin College; became a singer with Freddy Webster's band (1938); hired by the Harlan Leonard Rockets (1940); wrote If You Could See Me Now for Sarah Vaughan (1946); wrote songs for Dizzy Gillespie, including Our Delight and Soulphony; appeared as a sideman on Gillespie's recording of Hot House (1945); made his performance debut as a bandleader with Babs Gonzales's Three Bips and a Bop (1946-1947); played with Navarro and Kenny Clarke; recorded The Chase Our Delight and Dameronia (all 1947); and Lady Bird Symphonette(1948); went with Miles Davis to the Paris Jazz Festival (1949); worked as a pianist and director of Bull Moose Jackson's rhythm-and-blues band (1951-1952); drug addiction grew out of control, however, and led to his imprisonment in 1958, was released in three years but did not become active as a musician and composer; died 08 March 1965 in New York, New York, United States)