Hickman (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.


[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30675

Call Number: LC-B2- 5226-1


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 25/Nov/2017 01:56:18

    Arthur G. Hickman (June 13, 1886 – January 16, 1930) was a drummer, pianist, and bandleader of one of the first big bands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Hickman

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    • 25/Nov/2017 09:44:58

    Hear how Art Hickman and his Orchestra sounded in 1919 - youtu.be/0x5QAZyhqTk Press 'Show More' for details of the band members and historical stuff.... "Art Hickman; dm, p, dir - Walter Roesner; tp / Fred Kaufman; tb / Clyde Doerr; as, bar / Bert Ralton; ss, ts / Steve "The Ragtime King" Douglas; vln / Vic King; tenor bj / Ben Black; bj / Frank Ellis; pn / Bela Spiller; sb"

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    • 29/Nov/2017 00:56:22

    This is most likely from the band's New York run in 1920, before their return to San Francisco in the Fall of 1920. Some more detailed info about the players: "For the 1919 New York trip, the band consisted of Steve Douglas, violin, Walt Roesner, trumpet, Fred Kaufmann, trombone, Clyde Doerr, alto and baritone saxes, oboe, and clarinet, Bert Ralton, soprano and tenor saxes and clarinet, Frank Ellis, piano, Vic King, tenor banjo, Ben Black, plectrum banjo, Bela Spiller, string bass, and Art Hickman, drums, piano, and slide whistle. [...] two of his key sidemen defected at the close of the 1920 Follies. Bert Ralton and Vic King became popular freelancers, ultimately teaming up to form what became first the New York-Havana Band, playing a long engagement (originally offered to Hickman) at the Gran Casino de la Playa in Havana, then the Savoy-Havana Band at London's Savoy Hotel. Hickman replaced Ralton with Walter Beban, an ex-Marine from San Francisco who had played in vaudeville before the War, sometimes touring with Sophie Tucker." www.gracyk.com/hickman.shtml

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    Micah (LOC P&P)

    • 29/Nov/2017 23:00:30

    Thank you Richard, beachcomber, and Art for the extensive information on Art Hickman's Orchestra. We'll add the appropriate information to the catalog record.