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p. 481-511 In:
Handy, D. Antoinette
Black conductors
By D. Antoinette Handy
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 557 p.

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  Adams, Alton Augustus (b. 1889 d. 1987)   bandmaster, composer
  Anderson, Edward Gilbert (b. 1874 d. 1926)   conductor
  Anderson, Hallie (b. 1885 d. 1927)   society dance-orchestra leader
  Anderson, Joseph G. (b. 1816 d. 1873)   bandmaster
  Austin, Lovie (b. 1897 d. 1972)   piano
  Baker, David Nathaniel (b. 1931)   bassoon, composer
  Brown, Joyce (b. 1920)   conductor, piano
  Brymn, Tim [James Timothy] (b. 1881 d. 1946)   composer, lyricist
  Byrd, George (b. 1927)   conductor
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Carter, Consuella (b. 1902 d. 1989)   leader of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm
  Cobbs, Paul Elliott (a. 1973)   conductor
  Craig, Walter F. (b. 1854 d. 1920s)   violin, composer
  De Paur, Leonard Etienne (b. 1915)   composer, choral director
  Deburque, Jacques Constantin (a. 1830s)   violin, music educator
  Dede, Edmund (b. 1827 d. 1903 a. 1862)   violin, clarinet
  Dyett, Walter Henri (b. 1901 d. 1969)   teacher, bandmaster
  Ellington, Mercer (Kennedy) (b. 1919)   arranger, cast
  Elliott, Anthony (b. 1948)   conductor, cello
  English, Wendell (a. 1970s)   conductor
  Ferrell, Harrison Herbert (b. 1901 d. 1976)   college professor, conductor
  Finney, Theodore (b. 1837 d. 1899)   society dance-band leader
  Fitzpatrick, William (b. 1950)   conductor
  Foster, Frank (Benjamin III) (b. 1928)   tenor sax, arranger
  Foster, William Patrick (b. 1919)   conductor, bandmaster
  Freeman, Harry Lawrence (b. 1869 d. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Harding, D. Jerlene (a. 1975)   conductor
  Harris, Charles (a. 1930s)   conductor
  Hawkins, Erskine (Ramsay) (b. 1914)   cast, trumpet
  Henderson, William (a. 1970s)   violin, composer
  Jackson, Robert (b. 1949)   bass-baritone, conductor
  Jones, Thad (b. 1923 d. 1986)   cornet, trumpet
  Kirk, Andy [Andrew Dewey] (b. 1898)   bass saxophone, composer
  Kirksey, Ulysses (a. 1980)   cello, conductor
  Kitchings, Irene Armstrong (d. 1970s a. 1930s)   piano, leader
  Lambert, Richard (a. 1830s)   cast, piano
  Loveridge, P.H. (a. 1876)   conductor
  Lucas, Marie (b. 1880 d. 1947)   bandleader, trombone
  Morrison, George Sumner (b. 1891 d. 1974)   bandleader
  Moten, Bennie [Benjamin] (b. 1894 d. 1935)   piano, trombone
  Nickerson, William Joseph (b. 1865 d. 1928)   conductor
  Ottley, Nevilla (a. 1989)   conductor, music director
  Peek, John T. (a. 1989)   trumpeter, conductor
  Rochon, Corilla (a. 1915-1920)   piano, conductor
  Rosemond, Andrew Fletcher (b. 1897 d. 1976)   violin
  Russell, Luis (Carl) (b. 1902 d. 1963)   piano
  Sissle, Noble (Lee) (b. 1889 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Smith, Nathaniel Clark (b. 1877 d. 1933)   conductor, music educator
  Stone, Jesse (b. 1901)   piano, arranger
  Sun Ra (b. 1914)   composer, piano
  Taylor, Billy [William Edward] (b. 1921)   piano, music educator
  Thomas, Alfred Jack (b. 1884 d. 1962)   military bandmaster
  Thompson, Egbert (b. 1883 d. 1927)   bandmaster
  Turnham, Edythe (b. 1890 d. 1950)   piano, conductor
  Twine, Linda (b. 1947)   conductor, music director
  Wheeler, William Harold (b. 1943)   composer, arranger
  Williams, Earl H. (a. 1970)   conductor, arranger
  Williams, Harry [Henry] (b. 1850 d. -1940 a. 1886)   concert singer
  Williams, Henry A. [Harry] (b. 1850s d. 1930)   tenor, conductor
  Williams-Gartrell, Judith   conductor
  Winburn, Anna Mae Darden (b. 1913 a. 1937)   bandleader, guitar

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