Tiny Parham Biography

Early blues pianist and arranger, Parham was born in Canada, & grew up in Kansas City. Starting with vaudeville, he moved to Chicago in 1925, where he led several small bands, worked as an arranger and talent scout at Paramount Records, & played organ and piano in theatres. Under the name of Tiny Parham And His Musicians he cut 38 side for Victor between 1928 & 1930. In the 1930's he continued to lead & tour with his own bands. He died in a dressing room in Milwaukee during a show in 1943.

b. 25 Feb 1900, Winnipeg, Canada

d. 04 Apr 1943, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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