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Document Details


Title: Doc Cheatham
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-183
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Doc Cheatham is a trumpet player, composer, lecturer and writer. Born Adolphus Anthony Cheatham on June 13, 1905 in Nashville, Tenn. His father gave him a cornet, prompting an early career in theater bands (vaudeville and burlesque). The move to Chicago and subsequent influence of Louis Armstrong and other trumpet greats prompted him to play the trumpet seriously and exclusively.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/dccat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cheatham, Doc, 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 13-Jun-1905
Speaker place of birth: Nashville, TN; Tennessee; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Composer; Lecturer; Musician; Writer
Age at speaking: 88
Document date: 01-Apr-1993
Interviewer: Owens, Jimmy
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024701-26401