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Four Eleven Forty Four

Four Eleven Forty Four or 4-11-44 is a phrase that has appeared repeatedly in popular music and as a reference to numbers allegedly chosen commonly by poor African Americans while gambling. [1]

33 relations: African-American family structure, Al Grey, Bert Williams, Blues, Bob Cole (composer), Booker Ervin, Coon song, Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon, George Walker (vaudeville), Herbert Asbury, How the Other Half Lives, J. Fred Helf, Jacob Riis, Jawbone (musician), Jazz, Little Nemo, Liverpool, Lottery, Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, Musical theatre, Numbers game, Pan-African flag, Papa Charlie Jackson, Pete Wylie, Pony Poindexter, Popular music, Rosa Henderson, Stereotype, The Blasters, The Major, The New York Times, Will A. Heelan, Winsor McCay.

African-American family structure

The family structure of African-Americans has long been a matter of national public policy interest.

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Al Grey

Al Grey (June 6, 1925 – March 24, 2000) was a jazz trombonist who is most remembered for his association with the Count Basie orchestra.

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Bert Williams

Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He was by far the best-selling black recording artist before 1920. In 1918, the New York Dramatic Mirror called Williams "one of the great comedians of the world." Williams was a key figure in the development of African-American entertainment. In an age when racial inequality and stereotyping were commonplace, he became the first black American to take a lead role on the Broadway stage, and did much to push back racial barriers during his long career. Fellow vaudevillian W.C. Fields, who appeared in productions with Williams, described him as "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew.".

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Blues

Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Bob Cole (composer)

Robert Allen "Bob" Cole (July 1, 1868 – August 2, 1911) was an American composer, actor, playwright, and stage producer and director.

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Booker Ervin

Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – July 31, 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player.

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Coon song

Coon songs were a genre of music that presented a racist and stereotyped image of Blacks.

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Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon

"Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon" was a song written by Will A. Heelan, and J. Fred Helf that was popular in the United States and Britain.

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George Walker (vaudeville)

George Walker (1872 or 1873 – 1911) was an African-American vaudevillian.

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Herbert Asbury

Herbert Asbury (September 1, 1889 – February 24, 1963) was an American journalist and writer who is best known for his books detailing crime during the 19th and early 20th century such as Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld, The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld and The Gangs of New York.

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How the Other Half Lives

How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) was an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s.

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J. Fred Helf

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Jacob Riis

Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914) was a Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer.

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Jawbone (musician)

Jawbone is the pseudonym of Bob Zabor, an American blues musician from Detroit.

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Jazz

Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Little Nemo

Little Nemo is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Winsor McCay.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary.

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Lottery

A lottery is a form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize.

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Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933) was an African-American soprano.

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Musical theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.

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Numbers game

Numbers game, also known as the numbers racket, the policy racket, the policy game, the Italian lottery, or the nigger pool.

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Pan-African flag

The Pan-African flag — also known as the UNIA flag, Afro-American flag and Black Liberation Flag — is a tri-color flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands of (from top down) red, black and green.

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Papa Charlie Jackson

Papa Charlie Jackson (November 10, 1887 – May 7, 1938) was an early American bluesman and songster who accompanied himself with a banjo guitar, a guitar, or a ukulele.

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Pete Wylie

Peter James "Pete" Wylie (born 22 March 1958) is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of the band variously known as Wah!, Wah! Heat, Shambeko! Say Wah!, JF Wah!, The Mighty Wah! and Wah! The Mongrel.

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Pony Poindexter

Norwood "Pony" Poindexter (February 8, 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana – April 14, 1988, Oakland, California) was an American jazz saxophonist.

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Rosa Henderson

Rosa Henderson (November 24, 1896 – April 6, 1968) was an American jazz and classic female blues singer, and vaudeville entertainer.

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Stereotype

In social psychology, a stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things.

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The Blasters

The Blasters are a rock and roll band formed in 1979 in Downey, California, by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman.

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The Major

The Major is the first BBC natural history documentary film to be made in colour, though it was originally screened, in 1963, in black and white, as colour television broadcasts did not begin in the United Kingdom until 1967.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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Will A. Heelan

Will A. Heelan was an American lyricist during the early 20th century.

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Winsor McCay

Zenas Winsor McCay (or September 26, 1869 – July 26, 1934) was an American cartoonist and animator.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Eleven_Forty_Four

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