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Milt Larkin

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Milt Larkin - trumpet, vocal, bandleader (1910 - 1996) Milton Larkin was born in Navasota, Texas, on October 10, 1910, and was the leader of one of the greatest of all territory bands that, tragically, never recorded. After hearing Bunk Johnson, Larkin taught himself to play the trumpet. Larkin first freelanced in Texas with such bands as Chester Boone and Giles Mitchell's Birmingham Blue Blowers. During 1936-42 he led his own band touring the Southwest and even played briefly in Kansas City, Chicago and at New York's famed Apollo Theatre. Larkin's band became the premiere Swing aggregation in Houston, Texas, which after being in operation for 4 years, went to Chicago, where they enjoyed a great 9-month stay at Chicago's Rumboogie club

Album

Down Home Saturday Night

Label: Copasetic
Released: 1976


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