|Birth name||Earl Malcolm Caruthers|
|Also known as||Jock|
|Born||May 27, 1910|
Monroe County, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||April 5, 1971 (aged 60)|
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, Kansas City jazz|
Early life and education
Carruthers began playing in Bennie Moten's ensemble in 1928. He worked in St. Louis, Missouri early in the next decade with Dewey Jackson and Fate Marable, then joined the band of Jimmie Lunceford in 1932. He recorded with Lunceford often and remained a member of his orchestra until Lunceford's death in 1947.
Earl Caruthers died in Kansas City. He had three children.
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- "Earl Caruthers Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 2022-06-25.
- "Obituary: Candace Caruthers / Award-winning TV writer-producer". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2022-06-25.