Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpeter and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is best remembered for composing the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction" (1939) with saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. The song became a hit during World War II, rising to No. 7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to No. 1 nationally (version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra). Vocalists who were featured with Erskine's orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown, and Della Reese. Hawkins was named after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay.
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Recordings (Results 126-134 of 134 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||109335||7/5/1960||Love is here to stay||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109336||7/6/1960||Cherry||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109337||7/6/1960||Tippin' in||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109338||7/6/1960||Birth of the blues||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109339||7/6/1960||Someone's rocking my dreamboat||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109340||7/7/1960||Midnight stroll||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109341||7/7/1960||If I could be with you||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109342||7/7/1960||Tuxedo junction||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||109343||7/7/1960||Blue Embers||Erskine Hawkins Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hawkins, Erskine," accessed September 22, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103922.
Hawkins, Erskine. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103922.
"Hawkins, Erskine." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 22 September 2023.
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