Calvin Boze

Calvin Boze

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Calvin Boze (October 15, 1916 - June 1970) was an American trumpeter and bandleader, best known for his recordings at the turn of the 1950s. Born in Trinity County, Texas, Boze began playing in a high school band, which also featured Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb, and singer Charles Brown. He went on to play in the bands of Marvin Johnson and then Milton Larkins, again with Jacquet and also Eddie Vinson. After wartime service he settled in Los Angeles and, as singer and trumpet player, took part in the development of the jump blues style, heavily influenced by Louis Jordan. Boze first recorded in 1945, but his biggest successes came with Aladdin Records after 1949. In May 1950 he released "Safronia B," a classic if unsophisticated recording which, with its refrain of "I surrender! I surrender!," epitomised the sense of fun in the West Coast music scene just before the dawn of rock and roll. It made #9 on the Billboard R&B chart in June 1950, and has since been included on several anthologies of the period. The song was later recorded by The Manhattan Transfer.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134977160
  • 9786134977166