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Baker, Chet

Don Stewart

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Baker, Chet (23 December 1929–13 May 1988), jazz trumpet player and singer, was born Chesney Henry Baker in Yale, Oklahoma, the son of Vera Moser and Chestney Baker, a laborer and semiprofessional guitarist. Within two weeks after his father gave him a pawn shop trumpet, eleven-year-old Chet was picking at ...

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Subjects: Brass ; Blues ; Jazz

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