Eli Robinson

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Eli Robinson
Birth name Eli Robinson
Born (1911-06-24)June 24, 1911
Greenville, Georgia, United States
Died December 24, 1972(1972-12-24) (aged 61)
New York, United States
Genres Jazz
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1930s–1970s
Associated acts Count Basie
Buddy Tate
Lucky Millinder


Eli Robinson (23 June 1911[clarification needed]-24 December 1972) was a jazz trombonist and arranger. After working in Cincinnati in bands led by Speed Webb[1] and Zack White, as well as McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and making his first recordings in 1935 with Blanche Calloway,[2] in 1936 he moved to New York where he played with Teddy Hill, and Willie Bryant. After working briefly with Roy Eldridge in Chicago in 1939, he joined Count Basie[3] from 1941 to 1947.[4] In the 1950s and 60s, he worked with Lucky Millinder and Buddy Tate.[4]

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  1. ^ Wilson, Teddy and Ligthart, Arie (2001) Teddy Wilson Talks Jazz, p. 10. Continuum International Publishing Group at Google Books. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  2. ^ Kernfeld, Barry, ed. (1994). "Robinson, Eli". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (Single vol. 1st ed.). London: The Macmillan Press. p. 1052. ISBN 0-312-11357-9. "[gives birth year as 1908]" 
  3. ^ Basie, Count (2002) Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie, p. 274. Da Capo Press. at Google Books. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Feather, Leonard and Gitler, Ira (1999) The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, p. 563. Oxford University Press at Google Books. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b Abrams, Steven. "Vocalion 3000 - 3500 (1935 - 1937)". The Online Discographical Project. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Savoy Records Discography: 1931-1944". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Savoy Records Discography: 1945". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Prestige Records Catalog: Swingville 2000, 4000 series". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 19 June 2013.