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James "Dugan" Carter

James Henry Carter, 1928-1987, son of the late Rainy and Pearl Hilliard was a student under band teacher Walter Duncan, Xen Brooks, and Conrad Johnson at Terrell High School in Denison, Texas

He attended Sam Houston College, Austin, Texas until his second year when he decided to travel with a jazz band. He enjoyed his chosen career playing with renowned jazz bands, one of which was Stanley Turrentine. He played all over the East Coast and throughout the country.


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