Al Morgan

Albert Morgan (August 19, 1908 in New Orleans – April 14, 1974 in Los Angeles) was an American jazz double-bassist, who played with Cab Calloway and Fats Waller, among others. He also appeared in films such as The Gene Krupa Story, and played on records supporting the likes of Jack Teagarden and T-Bone Walker.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 19th, 1908 (New Orleans), Died April 14th, 1974 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, string bass, piano, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-56534 10-in. 11/15/1929 Astoria strut Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56535 10-in. 11/15/1929 Duet stomp Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56536 10-in. 11/15/1929 Damp weather Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass, composer  
Victor BVE-56537 10-in. 11/15/1929 Tip easy blues Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56727 10-in. 9/30/1929 Lookin' good but feelin' bad Fats Waller’s Buddies ; Four Wanderers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56728 10-in. 9/30/1929 I need someone like you Fats Waller’s Buddies ; Four Wanderers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-062858 10-in. 3/19/1941 Ochi chornya Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-062859 10-in. 3/19/1941 Mama's gone, good-bye Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-062860 10-in. 3/19/1941 The boogie beat'll getcha (If you don't watch out) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-062861 10-in. 3/19/1941 Stop the war (The cats are killin' themselves) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Columbia W351052 10-in. 6/30/1931 Darktown Strutters' Ball Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Columbia W365050 10-in. 6/30/1931 You rascal you Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca 71818 3/1/1944 How high am I? Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 71820 3/1/1944 The truth of the matter Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 71821 3/1/1944 Hey! Now let's jive Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 71871 10-in. 3/15/1944 Mop mop Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 71873 10-in. 3/15/1944 You can't get that no more Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72709 10-in. 1/19/1945 Buzz me Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72710 1/19/1945 They raided the house Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72711 10-in. 1/19/1945 Caldonia Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 81533 9/13/1951 On Rosary Hill Al Morgan vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81534 9/13/1951 Jealous eyes Al Morgan vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81535 9/13/1951 (It's no) Sin Al Morgan vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81646 10/2/1951 You're somebody else's sweetheart Al Morgan vocalist  
Decca 81647 10/2/1951 Two roads Al Morgan vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Morgan, Al," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101483.

Morgan, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101483.

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