Earl Hines
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1903-12-28
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Biography

A brilliant keyboard virtuoso, Earl Hines was one of the first great piano soloists in jazz, and one of the very few musicians who could hold his own with Louis Armstrong, as he proved in their duet of Weather Bird. ...

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A brilliant keyboard virtuoso, Earl Hines was one of the first great piano soloists in jazz, and one of the very few musicians who could hold his own with Louis Armstrong, as he proved in their duet of Weather Bird. His so-called 'trumpet' style used doubled octaves in the right hand to produce a clear melodic line that stood out over the sound of a whole band, but he also had a magnificent technical command of the entire range of the keyboard.

Hines went on to lead his own big band, and in the 1940s, his group was the birthplace of bebop, with both Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in his line-up. Later he scaled back to smaller bands, appearing in Armstrong's All Stars, and spending several years in a Dixieland sextet with cornettist Muggsy Spanier.

Hines grew up in Pittsburgh, and played with local singer Lois Deppe, but he made his mark when he moved to Chicago in 1923, and joined a succession of the city's most high-profile bands. One of these was Carroll Dickerson's in which Hines played alongside Armstrong. Then he worked with clarinettist Jimmie Noone at the Apex Club before forming his own band to work at the Grand Terrace throughout the 1930s.

This became one of the best-known big bands in the USA, and on tour, Hines and his star singer Billy Eckstine were treated like the rock stars of later years, being mobbed by the huge crowds that turned out to hear them. After his periods with Armstrong and Spanier, Hines led his own small groups for the 1960s and 1970s, and brought his highly original style to new generations of listeners around the world. He produced some of his finest recordings as a soloist or with a trio during his final years, showing that his talent remained undimmed by the passage of time.



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Earl Hines
Love Me Or Leave Me
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Love Me Or Leave Me Love Me Or Leave Me Love Me Or Leave Me Love Me Or Leave Me
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Do You Know What it Means
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Do You Know What it Means Do You Know What it Means Do You Know What it Means Do You Know What it Means
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Stealin’ Apples
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Stealin’ Apples Stealin’ Apples Stealin’ Apples Stealin’ Apples
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Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues
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Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues
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I Got it Bad
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I Got it Bad I Got it Bad I Got it Bad I Got it Bad
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West End Blues
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West End Blues West End Blues West End Blues West End Blues
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A Monday Date
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A Monday Date A Monday Date A Monday Date A Monday Date
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G.T. Stomp
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G.T. Stomp G.T. Stomp G.T. Stomp G.T. Stomp
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The Song Is Ended
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The Song Is Ended The Song Is Ended The Song Is Ended The Song Is Ended
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The Earl
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The Earl The Earl The Earl The Earl
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57 Varieties
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57 Varieties 57 Varieties 57 Varieties 57 Varieties
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Have You Ever Felt This Way?
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Have You Ever Felt This Way? Have You Ever Felt This Way? Have You Ever Felt This Way? Have You Ever Felt This Way?
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Ridin’ A Riff
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Ridin’ A Riff Ridin’ A Riff Ridin’ A Riff Ridin’ A Riff
Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
Weather Bird
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Weather Bird Weather Bird Weather Bird Weather Bird
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Save It Pretty Mama
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Save It Pretty Mama Save It Pretty Mama Save It Pretty Mama Save It Pretty Mama
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Stormy Monday Blues
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Stormy Monday Blues Stormy Monday Blues Stormy Monday Blues Stormy Monday Blues
Louis Armstrong
West End Blues
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West End Blues West End Blues West End Blues West End Blues
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DEEP FOREST
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DEEP FOREST DEEP FOREST DEEP FOREST DEEP FOREST
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Grand Terrace Shuffle
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Grand Terrace Shuffle Grand Terrace Shuffle Grand Terrace Shuffle Grand Terrace Shuffle
Walter Fuller, Earl Hines & Ed Burke
Lightly and Politely (feat. Earl Hines & Ed Burke)
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Lightly and Politely (feat. Earl Hines & Ed Burke) Lightly and Politely (feat. Earl Hines & Ed Burke) Lightly and Politely (feat. Earl Hines & Ed Burke) Lightly and Politely (feat. Earl Hines & Ed Burke)
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In Swamp Lands
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In Swamp Lands In Swamp Lands In Swamp Lands In Swamp Lands
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Just You, Just Me
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Just You, Just Me Just You, Just Me Just You, Just Me Just You, Just Me
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore Don't Get Around Much Anymore Don't Get Around Much Anymore Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Sweet Sue, Just You
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Sweet Sue, Just You Sweet Sue, Just You Sweet Sue, Just You Sweet Sue, Just You
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Shoe Shine Boy
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Shoe Shine Boy Shoe Shine Boy Shoe Shine Boy Shoe Shine Boy
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Bye Bye Baby
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Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye Baby
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Memories of You
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Memories of You Memories of You Memories of You Memories of You
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My Fate is in Your Hands
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My Fate is in Your Hands My Fate is in Your Hands My Fate is in Your Hands My Fate is in Your Hands
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Jelly, Jelly
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Jelly, Jelly Jelly, Jelly Jelly, Jelly Jelly, Jelly
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Piano Man
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Piano Man Piano Man Piano Man Piano Man
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Blues in Thirds
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Blues in Thirds Blues in Thirds Blues in Thirds Blues in Thirds
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Weather Bird
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Weather Bird Weather Bird Weather Bird Weather Bird
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Fifty-Seven Varieties
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Fifty-Seven Varieties Fifty-Seven Varieties Fifty-Seven Varieties Fifty-Seven Varieties
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You Always Hurt The One You Love
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You Always Hurt The One You Love You Always Hurt The One You Love You Always Hurt The One You Love You Always Hurt The One You Love
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Cavernism
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Cavernism Cavernism Cavernism Cavernism
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St Louis Blues
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St Louis Blues St Louis Blues St Louis Blues St Louis Blues
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Rosetta
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Rosetta Rosetta Rosetta Rosetta
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Tantalizing A Cuban
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Tantalizing A Cuban Tantalizing A Cuban Tantalizing A Cuban Tantalizing A Cuban
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Sleep Walking
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Sleep Walking Sleep Walking Sleep Walking Sleep Walking
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