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Crawford, Hank, 1934-2009

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Personal name headingCrawford, Hank, 1934-2009
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Variant(s)Crawford, Bennie Ross, 1934-2009
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1934-12-21
Death date2009-01-29
Place of birthMemphis (Tenn.)
Place of deathMemphis (Tenn.)
AffiliationTennessee State University
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Saxophonists Pianists Composers
Found inDig these blues [SR] 1965: label (Hank Crawford) container (alto saxophone, piano, composer)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Crawford, Hank (Bennie Ross, Jr.); b. 12-21-34, Memphis, TN)
New York times, Feb. 3, 2009 (Hank Crawford, 74, saxophonist; b. Bennie Ross Crawford, Jr., Dec. 21, 1934, Memphis; d. Jan. 29, 2009, Memphis)
African American National Biography, accessed December 8, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Crawford, Hank; Bennie Ross Crawford Jr.; jazz musician, saxophonist, born 24 December 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States; attended Tennessee State University; was part of the very viable Memphis jazz scene of the early 1950s; made his recording debut in 1952 with B. B. King; met Ray Charles and was soon hired as a baritone saxophonist; became Charles's musical director; in 1963 Crawford left Charles to form his own band; recorded regularly for the Milestone label, making thirteen albums; died 29 January 2009 Memphis, Tennessee, United States)