Shelton Hemphill

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American jazz trumpeter.

b. March 16, 1906 (Birmingham, AL, USA)
d. December, 1959 (New York City, NY, USA)

Studied at Wilberforce College and played with Horace Henderson's Collegians (1924-28). Went on to play with Fred Longshaw's band supporting Bessie Smith ('24-25), then Benny Carter ('28-29), Chick Webb ('30-31), Mills Blue Rhythm Band ('31-37), Louis Armstrong ('37-44), and Duke Ellington ('44-49). He freelanced in New York City for a while from 1949 onwards but retired from playing due to poor health.
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Shelton Hemphill Discography Tracks

Albums

MY 40033, MY 40.033 Shelton Hemphill - Jazz Saxophone Vol.33 album art Various The Mood To Be Wooed Various - Jazz Saxophone Vol.33(2xLP, Gat) Monkey Records (4), Monkey Records (4) MY 40033, MY 40.033 France Unknown Sell This Version