[Dixielandjazz] Re. Jimmy Cheatham (1924-2007) -- R.I.P.

Mike mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Wed Jan 17 16:44:57 PST 2007

Thanks for the bio and the link Nancy. Jazz hugs right back at 
ya ;-)


Nancy Giffin wrote:
> Message: 9
> Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 09:39:02 -0700
> From: Mike <mike at railroadstjazzwest.com>
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Jimmy Cheatam (1924-2007)
> <<... married to Jeannie Cheatham. They were a performing duo for
> quite sometime...>>
> Hi, Mike,
> Yes, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham (correct spelling) were to be honored at the
> upcoming San Diego Jazz Party (Feb. 23-25) for their lifetime achievements.
> I was looking forward to seeing them there. Here is what was posted earlier
> on the SD Jazz Party Web site:
> ³Jimmy was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1924. After moving to Buffalo in
> the late 1930s, he was a top sideman with the bands of Fletcher Henderson,
> Don Redman, Cab Calloway, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie. He was musical
> director and arranger for Chico Hamilton and toured with Duke Ellington. The
> Cheathams recorded a series of successful albums for Concord Records, often
> playing songs they had written or that were arranged by Jimmy. In San Diego,
> Jimmy was professor of music at UCSD until he retired in 1993. He continued
> at UCSD as director of the university's Jazz Ensemble, retiring in 2005. The
> Cheathams have performed at festivals here and abroad. The motto of ŒThe
> Sweet Baby Blues Band¹ is ŒNobody goes home feeling bad.¹"
> To read Jimmy's bio and to read the story behind Jeannie¹s song, ³Meet Me
> With Your Black Drawers On,² visit their Web site, click here:
> http://www.jeanniecheatham.com/
> RIP, Jimmy. 
> Love and hugs,
> Nancy
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