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 1944

Musicians' Bio-Discographies

p. 131 In:
Gingrich, Arnold
Miller, Paul Edward
Esquire's 1944 jazz book
Edited by Paul Edward Miller
Introduction by Arnold Gingrich
New York: Smith & Durrell, 1944, 230 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Amico, Hank [Henry] (b. 1915 d. 1965)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Atkins, Stanley (a. 1944)   jazz piano
  Babbitt, Harry (b. 1913)   singer, vocals
  Bailey, Buster [William C.] (b. 1902 d. 1967)   clarinet, seas
  Bailey, Mildred (b. 1907 d. 1951)   composer, singer
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bechet, Sidney (Joseph) (b. 1897 d. 1959)   clarinet, saxophone
  Bernstein, Artie [Arthur] (b. 1909 d. 1964)   bass (instrument), bass
  Bigard, Barney (b. 1906 d. 1980)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Braud, Wellman [Wellington] (b. 1891 d. 1966)   bass (instrument), sousaphone/tuba
  Brown, Laurence (b. 1905 d. 1988)   piano, trombone
  Brown, Pete (b. 1906 d. 1963)   alto saxophone, trumpet
  Brown, Walter (b. 1917 d. 1956)   banjo, clarinet
  Brunis, Georg (b. 1900 d. 1974)   trombone
  Bunn, Teddy [Theodore Leroy] (b. 1909 d. 1978)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Bushkin, Joe [Joseph] (b. 1916)   piano, trumpeter
  Callender, Red [George Sylvester] (b. 1918 d. 1992)   bass (instrument), bass
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Carney, Harry (Howell) (b. 1910 d. 1974)   baritone sax, clarinet
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Casey, Al [Albert Aloysius] (b. 1915)   director, guitar
  Catlett, Sid [Sidney] (b. 1910 d. 1951)   drummer, drums
  Clayton, Buck (b. 1911 d. 1991 a. 1936-1943)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Cole, Cozy [William Randolph] (b. 1909 d. 1981)   cast, drummer
  Cole, Nat King (b. 1917 d. 1965)   composer, lyricist
  Coleman, Bill (b. 1904 d. 1981)   double bass, trumpet
  Condon, Eddie [Albert Edwin] (b. 1905 d. 1973)   banjo, guitar
  Crosby, Bing (b. 1904 d. 1977)   singer
  Crosby, Israel (Clem) (b. 1919 d. 1962)   string bass
  Dickenson, Vic [Victor] (b. 1906 d. 1984)   trombone, vocals
  Dorsey, Tommy [Thomas] (b. 1905 d. 1956)   cast, composer
  Dukes, Willie (a. 1944)   jazz singer
  Eberly, Bob (b. 1916 d. 1981)   band singer
  Eldridge, Roy [David Roy] (b. 1911 d. 1989)   tromba, trumpet
  Fazola, Irving (b. 1912 d. 1949)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Fitzgerald, Ella (b. 1920 a. 1936)   composer, interprete
  Forrest, Helen (b. 1918)   band singer, vocals
  Glenn, Tyree (b. 1912 d. 1974)   tenor sax, trombone
  Goldberg, Edward (b. 1913)   string bass
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Graham, Peter (a. 1944)   vibraharp
  Green, Freddie (b. 1911 d. 1987)   guitar
  Guarnieri, Johnny [John Albert] (b. 1917 d. 1985)   piano, harpsichord
  Hackett, Bobby [Robert Leo] (b. 1915 d. 1976)   cornet, trumpet
  Haggart, Bob [Robert Sherwood] (b. 1914)   bass (instrument), bass
  Hall, Edmund (b. 1901 d. 1967)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Heard, J.C. [James Charles] (b. 1917 d. 1988)   director, drummer
  Herbert, Arthur (b. 1907)   drummer, drums
  Higginbotham, Jack C. (b. 1906 d. 1973)   trombone
  Hillman, Roscoe Vanos (b. 1910)   guitar
  Hines, Fatha [Earl Kenneth] (b. 1903 d. 1983)   piano, bandleader
  Hinton, Milt [Milton John] (b. 1910)   bass (instrument), bass
  Hodes, Arthur William (b. 1904)   piano, broadcaster
  Hodges, Johnny (b. 1906 d. 1970 a. 1937-1951)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Hunter, Bud (b. 1950)   tenor saxophone
  Jacobson, Bud [Orville Kenneth (b. 1906 d. 1960)   clarinet, singer
  James, Harry Haag (b. 1916 d. 1983)   composer, flute
  Johnson, Lonnie (b. 1889 d. 1970)   banjo, guitar
  Jones, Jo (b. 1911 d. 1985)   director, drummer
  Jordan, Louis Thomas (b. 1908 d. 1975)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Kaminsky, Max (b. 1908)   trumpet, director
  Kirby, John (b. 1908 d. 1952)   bass (instrument), bass guitar
  Kress, Carl W. (b. 1907 d. 1965)   banjo, guitar
  Lucie, Lawrence [Larry] (b. 1914)   guitar, singer
  Mann, Peggy (b. 1920)   jazz singer
  McGarity, Lou [Robert Louis] (b. 1917 d. 1971)   trombone, violin
  Meyers, Ernest Wilson (b. 1912)   string bass
  Mole, Miff [Milford Irving] (b. 1898 d. 1961)   trombone
  Moore, Oscar (Frederic) (b. 1912 d. 1981)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Morgan, Al [Albert] (b. 1908 d. 1974 a. 1949-1951)   double bass
  Morton, Benny [Henry Sterling] (b. 1907 d. 1985)   trombone
  Nance, Ray [Willis] (b. 1913 d. 1976)   flute, trumpet
  Nichols, Red [Ernest Loring] (b. 1905 d. 1965)   cornet, trumpet
  Noone, Jimmie (b. 1895 d. 1944)   clarinet, bandleader
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  O'Brien, Floyd (b. 1904 d. 1968)   trombone
  Osborne, Mary (b. 1921 d. 1992)   guitar, singer
  Page, Walter (Sylvester) (b. 1900 d. 1957)   bass (instrument), bass
  Paul, Les (b. 1915)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Pettiford, Oscar (b. 1922 d. 1960)   bass (instrument), bass cello
  Phillips, Flip (b. 1915)   tenor saxophone
  Powell, Mel (b. 1923)   piano, arranger
  Powell, Specs [Gordon] (b. 1922)   drummer
  Purcell, Jack (a. 1944)   cast, guitar
  Redman, Don [Donald Mathew] (b. 1900 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, arranger
  Roche, Betty [Mary Elizabeth] (b. 1920)   singer, vocals
  Rushing, Jimmy [James Andrew] (b. 1903 d. 1972)   blues singer, vocals
  Russell, Pee Wee (b. 1906 d. 1969)   cl, clarinet
  Russin, Babe [Irving] (b. 1911 d. 1984)   clarinet, saxophone
  Safranski, Eddie [Edward] (b. 1918 d. 1974)   bass (instrument), bass
  Sedric, Gene [Eugene Hall] (b. 1907 d. 1963)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Shavers, Charlie [Charles James] (b. 1917 d. 1971)   tromba, trumpet
  Shaw, Artie (b. 1910)   clarinet, conductor
  Singleton, Zutty [Arthur James] (b. 1898 d. 1975)   drummer, drums
  Smith, Willie [William McLeish] (b. 1910 d. 1967)   alto saxophone
  South, Eddie (b. 1904 d. 1962)   violin, bandleader
  Spanier, Muggsy [Francis Joseph] (b. 1906 d. 1967)   cornet, trumpet
  Stacy, Jesse [Alexandria] (b. 1904)   piano
  Stewart, Slam [Leroy Elliot] (b. 1914 d. 1987)   baritone sax, bass (instrument)
  Sullivan, Joe [Joseph Michael] (b. 1906 d. 1971)   clarinet, jazz piano
  Tatum, Art [Arthur, Jr.] (b. 1910 d. 1956)   piano, celeste
  Taylor, Billy [William, sr.] (b. 1906 d. 1986)   double bass, tuba
  Teagarden, Jack [Weldon Leo] (b. 1905)   cast, trombone
  Tough, Dave [David Jaffray] (b. 1908 d. 1948)   director, drummer
  Turner, Joe [Joseph H.] (b. 1907 d. 1990)   jazz piano
  Venuti, Joe [Giuseppe] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   violin, orchestra
  Vinson, Eddie "Cleanhead" (b. 1917 d. 1988)   alto saxophone, singer
  Walker, T-Bone (b. 1910 d. 1975)   guitar, singer
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Watson, Leo (b. 1898 d. 1950)   director, guitar
  Webster, Ben [Benjamin Francis] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   tenor saxophone
  Weiss, Sid (b. 1914)   bass (instrument), bass
  Wells, Dickie [William] (b. 1907 d. 1985)   cast, trombone
  Wettling, George (Godfrey) (b. 1907 d. 1968)   drummer, drums
  White, Josh [Joshua Daniel] (b. 1915 d. 1969)   blues singer, gospel singer
  Williams, Cootie [Charles Melvin] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Williams, Mary Lou (b. 1910 d. 1981)   arranger, cast
  Wilson, Teddy [Theodore Shore] (b. 1912 d. 1986)   cast, piano
  Young, Lester (Willis) (b. 1909 d. 1959)   cornet, guitar

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