Calvin Owens


Date of Birth:  April 23, 1929    Houston, TX

Date of Death:  February 21, 2008    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Cremated


That's Your Booty, TA2 Records (11 61382)

Keeping Big Band Blues Alive, Sawdust Alley Records (no #)

The House Is Burning, Sawdust Alley Records (TCT 5052)

True Blue, Top Cat Records (TC02932)


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______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

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Wood, Roger. “True Blue Texas Trumpet,” Living Blues, July/August 1998, issue 140, volume 29, no. 4, pp. 30-39.

Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

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