Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist

Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist (HM1KLY)

Location: Flemingsburg, KY 41041 Fleming County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 25.238', W 83° 44.118'

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Birthplace of Herman Chittison

Born in Flemingsburg, October 15, 1908, to Charles and Sarah Jane Chittison. He played hymns at Strawberry Methodist Church as a child. Attended Walden College in Nashville, 1924; later Ky. State Industrial College for Colored Persons in Frankfort. Began his musical career with Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels, 1928.
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Accomplished Jazz Pianist

Herman Chittison recorded on both American and French labels as a soloist and accompanist for Ethel Waters and Mildred Bailey. Toured with comedian Stepin Fetchit and trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Played "Ernie" in radio series Casey, Crime Photographer (1942-51). Played several prominent clubs in New York during 50s and 60s. Died 1967 and buried in Cleveland, Ohio.
Marker Number2075
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 261205 N 4256030
Decimal Degrees38.42063333, -83.73530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 25.238', W 83° 44.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 25' 14.28" N, 83° 44' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 303 S Main Cross St, Flemingsburg KY 41041, US
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