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Albert L. Murray

AKA Albert Lee Murray

Born: 12-May-1916
Birthplace: Nokomis, AL
Died: 18-Aug-2013
Location of death: Harlem, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Stomping the Blues

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1943-45); USAF (1951-62, Maj.)

Father: Hugh Murray (adoptive)
Mother: Matty (adoptive)
Wife: Mozelle Menefee (m. 1941, until his death, one daughter)
Daughter: Michéle Murray

    High School: Mobile County Training School
    University: BA, Tuskegee Institute (1939)
    University: MA, New York University (1948)
    Professor: Tuskegee Institute

    American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author of books:
The Omni-Americans (1970, essays)
South to a Very Old Place (1971)
Train Whistle Guitar (1974, novel)
Stomping the Blues (1976)
Good Morning Blues (1985, biography, with Count Basie)
The Spyglass Tree (1991, novel)
The Blue Devils of Nada (1996, essays)
Trading Twelves (2000, letters)

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