Milton "Milt" Larkin

Vocals, Trumpet

Date of Birth:  October 10, 1910    Navasota, TX

Date of Death:  August 31, 1996    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Golden Gate Cemetery

                          8400 Hirsch Road

                          Houston, TX 77016

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Block A Space 3 265E

                           29° 50' 11" N / 95° 19' 22" W


Milt Larkin, No Good Woman / The Soul Shakers, You Ain't My Brother, Amark Records (930/931)

Milton Larkin and His X-Rays, Best Friend Blues / Tennessee Waltz, Regal Records (3303)

Milt Larkin And His All-Stars, Down Home Saturday Night, Copasetic  Records (Copasetic 933)


Arnett Cobb, The Complete Apollo Sessions, Vogue (500116)

Arnett Cobb, Arnett Blows For 1300, Delmark (DD-471)


Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.

Clayton, Lawrence and Joe W. Specht. The Roots of Texas Music. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Dance, Helen Oakley. Stormy Monday: The T-Bone Walker Story. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987; pp. 63-67.

Dance, Stanley. The World of Count Basie. New York: Da Capo Press, 1980.

Feather, Leonard and Ira Gitler. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Gart, Galen and Roy C. Ames. Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

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

Haddix, Chuck. Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Kemfeld, Barry (Ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (Second Edition). London: Macmillan Publishers, Ltd., 2002 (3 volumes).

Korall, Burt. Drummin’ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz – The Swing Years. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Koster, Rick. Texas Music. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Lauterbach, Preston. The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘N’ Roll. New York: W.W. Norton& Company, 2011.

Lee, William F. American Big Bands. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005.

Marchiafava, Louis and Charles Stephenson. Milton Larkin Interview, Houston Metropolitan Research Center Oral History Collection, Houston

     Public Library, 1988. Accessed January 27, 2017.

Oliphant, Dave. Texan Jazz. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

______. Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.

Otis, Johnny. Upside Your Head! Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1993.

Porter, Bob. Soul Jazz. Xlibris, 2016.

Priestly, Brian. Chasin’ The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Sallis, James. The Guitarists. New York: William Morris & Co., 1982.

Santelli, Robert. The Big Book Of Blues. New York: Penguin Books, 2001 (revised).

Shipton, Alyn. Groovin’ High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Spellman, A.B. Four Lives in the Bebop Business. New York: Limelight Editions, 1994.

Steptoe, Tyina L. Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

Taylor, Arthur. Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews. New York: Da Capo Press, 1993 (expanded edition).

Vodinh, Andrew. “Bayou City Jazz Greats,” Houston History, Fall 2013, volume 11, number 1, pp. 34-38.

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

_______ and James Fraher. Texas Zydeco. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.

Yanow, Scott. Jazz On Record: The First Sixty Years. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003.

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