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Danny Alvin

Danny Alvin (November 29, 1902, New York City - December 6, 1958, Chicago) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Alvin was the father of guitarist Teddy Walters. He played with Sophie Tucker at the New York club Reisenweber's in 1919, then moved to Chicago in the early 1920s. He played in both cities over the course of his career, playing with Sidney Bechet, George Brunis, Buck Clayton, Wild Bill Davison, Wingy Manone, Joe Marsala, Art Hodes, Mezz Mezzrow, and George Zack. He recorded sparsely as a bandleader; his best-known issue was a 1958 album recorded for Stepheny Records.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 29th, 1902 (New York City), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: traps, drums

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-04565 10-in. 2/4/1937 Formal night in Harlem Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-04566 10-in. 2/4/1937 Sweet Lorraine Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-04567 10-in. 2/4/1937 Boo-hoo Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-04568 10-in. 2/4/1937 You showed me the way Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-04569 10-in. 2/4/1937 I can't lose that longing for you Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-04570 10-in. 2/4/1937 Oh, say, can you swing? Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-013880 10-in. 9/28/1937 I ain't got nobody (and nobody cares for me) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-013881 10-in. 9/28/1937 I've got my heart set on you Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-013882 10-in. 9/28/1937 Everything you said came true Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-013883 10-in. 9/28/1937 Getting some fun out of life Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-013884 10-in. 9/28/1937 Jazz me blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-013885 10-in. 9/28/1937 Laugh your way through life Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-023415 10-in. 5/23/1938 Heart of mine Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-023416 10-in. 5/23/1938 Let's break the good news Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-023417 10-in. 5/23/1938 Martha Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-023418 10-in. 5/23/1938 Manone blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-023419 10-in. 5/23/1938 The flat foot floogee Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-023420 10-in. 5/23/1938 Little Joe from Chicago Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-045934 10-in. 1/15/1940 She's crying for me Wingy Manone Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-045935 10-in. 1/15/1940 South with the boarder (Down Mexico way) Wingy Manone Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-045936 10-in. 1/15/1940 The mosquito song (Where do the mosquitos go in the wintertime) Wingy Manone Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-045937 10-in. 1/15/1940 Put on your old grey bonnet Wingy Manone Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alvin, Danny," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100194.

Alvin, Danny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100194.

"Alvin, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100194

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