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Jimmie Lunceford (1902–1947)

Jimmie Lunceford was born on June 6, 1902 in Fulton, Missouri, USA as James Melvin Lunceford. He died on July 13, 1947 in Seaside, Oregon, USA. See full bio »


(age 45) in Seaside, Oregon, USA

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Swing Kids
Swing Kids Soundtrack
With Honors
With Honors Soundtrack
By the Sea
By the Sea Soundtrack
Cowboy Blues
Cowboy Blues Soundtrack


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 2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2015 By the Sea (writer: "Dream of You")
 2004 Keisarikunta (writer: "Rhythm Is Our Business")
 1994 With Honors (writer: "Dream of You")
 1993 Swing Kids (performer: "'TAIN'T WHAT YOU DO (IT'S THE WAY THAT CHA DO IT)")
 1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1956 It's Great to Be Young! (writer: "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
 1946 Cowboy Blues (writer: "Rhythm Is Our Business")
 1936 Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (Short) (music: "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
 1936 I'm Much Obliged (Short) (music: "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
 1935 Radio Rhapsody (Short) (writer: "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
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 1941 Blues in the Night
Barnstorming Band Leader (uncredited)
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Lunceford's theme songs were "Jazznocracy" and "Uptown Blues". One of his biggest hits was Trummy Young's composition of "Tain't What You Do" ("It's the Way That You Do It"). See more »

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