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Aiken [Aitken], Gus [Augustine]locked

  • Howard Rye

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(bCharleston, SC, July 26, 1902 or 1903; dNew York, April 1973). Trumpeter. He was unsure of his year of birth (his social security file gives 1903), and he was brought up in the Jenkins Orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina, where he received extensive musical tuition and toured with the orphanage bands. In about ...

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