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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 26, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2006 with 158 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2005 with 158 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 26, the 208th day of 2004 with 158 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2003 with 158 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1975, pianist Keith Jarrett set a new standard for recorded solo jazz performance. The occasion was a performance in Koln, Germany, -- one in a series of live concerts in Europe after a brief stint in the Miles Davis band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen was born this day in 1908 in New Orleans. Music came naturally to him. Allen's father ran a famous brass band in the Crescent City.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter William "Cat" Anderson was born this day in 1916 in Greenville, S.C. Jealousy over his stratospheric playing abilities may have landed him his long-time job in the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1944.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 26)
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Charli Persip, one of the foremost bop-style big band drummers, was born this day in 1929 in Morristown, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 20)
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Carl Fontana was born this day in 1928 in Monroe, La.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered for composing the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction" (1939) with saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. The song became a popular hit during World War II, rising to #7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to #1 nationally (version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra). Vocalists who were featured with Erskine's orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown and Della Reese. Hawkins was named after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay.

Erskine Hawkins was named by his parents after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay who was rewarding parents with savings accounts for them for doing so. Hawkins attended Councill Elementary School and Industrial High School (now known as Parker High School) in Birmingham, Alabama. At Industrial High School, he played in the band directed by Fess Whatley, a teacher who trained numerous African-American musicians, many of whom populated the bands of famed band leaders such as Duke Ellington, Lucky Millinder, Louis Armstrong and Skitch Henderson (of the NBC Orchestra.)

Hawkins was trumpeter and band leader in the lobby bar and show nightclub at The Concord Resort Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, New York. from 1967 to 1989. Hawkins died in Willingboro, New Jersey in November 1993, at the age of 79.

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