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Tiny Davis

Trumpet participant for the initial racially integrated woman’s jazz music group, the International Sweethearts Of Tempo, Ernestine “Tiny” Davis joined up with with vocalist/head Anna Mae Winburn and tenor saxophonist Viola Burnside, to create uplifting, swinging, music to Dark audiences from the 1940s. Students in the Piney Woods Nation Life College, in Mississippi, when she and fellow college students created International Sweethearts Of Tempo in 1939, Davis continued to be with the music group the full 10 years of its presence. Davis made an appearance in two movies using the International Sweethearts of Tempo. While International Sweethearts of Tempo: Hottest All-Girl Music group showcased the band’s swinging music, Tiny And Ruby: Hill Divin’ Ladies, which centered on her romantic relationship with longtime enthusiast, drummer and pianist, Ruby Lucas.

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