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 Andy Razaf

Andy Razaf

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 3 Feb 1973 (aged 77)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 5167 · View Source
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Composer, Lyricist. Born Andreamentania Paul Razafkeriefo in Washington, D.C., he began writing songs for nightclub revues in the 1910s and then for the U.S. Treasury Department for the War Bond Drive. In the 1920s, he collaborated with composers to include Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, JC Johnson, Paul Denniker, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Joe Garland. His vast catalog of classic hit tunes included "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Honeysuckle Rose", "In the Mood", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "Memories of You", "12th Street Rag", "Christopher Columbus" and "The Joint is Jumpin'". In the 1950s, he began working as a newspaper columnist and continued in that profession until his death in North Hollywood, California. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andy Razaf (16 Dec 1895–3 Feb 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5167, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .